Marikana witness killed

2013-06-03 13:06 Johannesburg - A worker was shot dead at a Lonmin mine, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday, in the latest unrest to hit the troubled platinum belt.

"One of our members was attacked with a gun in our office at Lonmin's Western Platinum mine," spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said, adding the worker later died.

Police confirmed the shooting,

EWN reported.

The man was expected to testify at the Marikana hearings into the deaths of more than 40 people at the mine last year.