South Africa’s government has announced the wrath of mayors to clamp down on the continuing unrest in the mining sector.
It warned it will crack down very swiftly on anyone involved in illegal gathering or carrying weapons.
However, Justice Minister, George Radebe said this did not amount to a state of emergency.
The move came as striking workers at the Marikana Platinum mine rejected the pay offer from the management and some unions threatened a general strike.
South African police are being investigated for allegedly torturing a man to death in the Capital, Pretoria.
The country’s independent police investigation directorate said the 28 year old man was allegedly taken from his parents’ home on Wednesday.
It is not known why he was arrested but he was allegedly tortured at the police station.
He was then taken to a hospital in an unmarked vehicle but was not admitted as he was already dead.