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Kantobo miners demonstrate in Kitwe

Kantobo miners demonstrate in Kitwe
September 29
13:46 2012

Miners from Kantobo mine in Masaiti Saturday morning staged  demonstratration and alomost  rioted at the District Commissioners Office in Kitwe over the non-payment of two months salaries by the Kantobo mine management.
The miners earlier blocked the road between DCs office(BOMA building) and Stanbic Bank prompting the riot-geared police officers swing into action to stop the event from becoming a full blown riot.

The miners who comprise mostly the Kasama residents have been lodging on the corridors of the DCs office for over one week now complained of negligence by the government in intervening the situation which has left them to be beggars and street adults.The miners further complained that their families are suffering  where they come from.

Kitwe DC Kamanga was seen moving up and down trying to calm the situation as thE impatient miners pressed had to try to enter the building where the DCs office is.

Riot police at the scene

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