Anti-miners on the Wild Coast attacked with pangas, knobkerries after mass meeting

01 January 2016 - 11:05 By TMG Digital

Five villagers returning from a mass meeting opposing mining on the Pondoland Wild Coast were attacked by about 10 men armed with knobkerries and pangas. This incident is the latest in the ongoing battle by many residents in the Amadiba tribal area who have‚ for years‚ fought a mining rights application by Xolobeni Mineral Sands‚ a project of Australian company Mineral Commodity Limited (MRC).

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