South Africa

Witnesses Say Policeman Killed Striking Miner in South Africa

Police used rubber bullets at the Anglo American Platinum mine


Witnesses say a South African mineworker has died after police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse a protest in the northwestern town of Rustenburg.

Activists and fellow miners said the worker was shot by police outside the Anglo American Platinum mine Thursday night before during a clash between protesters and police. Some activists claimed that police used live ammunition, while other said the man was killed by a rubber bullet.