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Lonmin Mine Violence Death Total Yet to Be Verified, Mnisi Says

August 16, 2012

The number of people who died as police dispersed striking miners near Lonmin Plc (LMI)’s Marikana platinum mine in South Africa today is yet to be verified, Zweli Mnisi, a spokesman for the country’s police ministry, said in a text message today.

In an earlier interview Mnisi said at least 18 people had died.

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