||[Aug. 17th, 2012|11:43 am]
You kind of have to read all the way to the bottom to even start to understand what was happening...|
BBC Party Line.
David Nkolisi, 37, who works as a rock-drill operator, told the BBC: "We were killed for asking our employer to pay us a decent salary for hard work deep underground."
Thursday's incident came after several days of violent strikes in which 10 people were killed, including two police officers who were hacked to death.
The miners, who are currently earning between 4000-5000 rand ($484 - $605), say they want their salary increased to 12,500 ($1,512).
In other words, a coupla hundred people waving machetes charged a handful of heavily armed police who had already seen fellow officers hacked to death.