RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Its leaders
call themselves devout Christians and say life is sacred. But
its supporters march with spears, machetes and clubs and anoint
themselves with magic potions to ward off police bullets.
By taking on South Africa's powerful mining houses and the
politically-connected NUM mineworkers' union, breakaway union
AMCU has put itself at the heart of national soul-searching
after Thursday's police shooting of 34 striking platinum miners
at a mine northwest of Johannesburg.