Mineworkers' case postponed, accused granted bail

18 September 2012 - 17:37
By Sapa

Fifty-five people arrested during a protest at Rasimone platinum mine near Rustenburg appeared in the Bafokeng Magistrate's Court in Tlhabane on Tuesday.

They were granted bail of R500 each and the matter was postponed to October 26 for investigation.

The court ordered that they not be part of any illegal gathering in Rasimone, that they refrain from intimidating other workers and not disturb peace and security at Rasimone.

They were arrested on Monday after workers at Royal Bafokeng Platinum mine went on a strike.