South African miners shot dead by security
By Bill Van Auken; 1 November 2012 – WSWS
Mine security guards shot and killed two striking coal miners in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, amid continuing tensions and clashes in South Africa’s mining sector.
The latest killings took place at a mine near Dannhauser, about 125 miles south of Johannesburg. According to a local police commander, a confrontation unfolded after about 100 striking miners gathered at the coal mine’s entrance. Mine security alleged that they then tried to force their way onto mine property and break into an armory there.
After driving the miners back,
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