Violence at New S. African Mine

    An unidentified mine worker sings and dances during a gathering at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Two weeks ago 34 miners were shot and killed by police and more than 200 miners have appeared in court facing violent strike related incidents. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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    As the controversy surrounding the shooting of 34 miners at a South African platinum mine continues to unfold, four people were wounded by police Monday at a separate gold mine in the country. Twelve thousand workers are on strike at the mine, owned in part by President Jacob Zuma’s nephew, and the four people were wounded after police and security guards opened fire with rubber bullets and tear gas during a protest. Gold One International, the company that owns the mine, contends that the workers “continue to engage in an unlawful and unprotected strike,” according to company spokesman Sven Lunsche.

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