At least 30 dead at Lonmin
Aug 17, 2012 | Reuters | 117 comments
South African police minister Nathi Mthethwa has confirmed that more than 30 people were killed in a security crackdown on striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine yesterday
Asked in an interview on Talk Radio 702 whether he could confirm reports of at least 30 deaths, Mthethwa said “Yes.”
He later clarified: “I’m talking yesterday only”.