Mozambique: Security guards at Mafambisse sugar plantation accused of killing striking worker

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Company response
31 July 2007

Tongaat Hulett's response to death of striking worker at its Mafambisse Sugar Plantation

Author: Rosario Cumbi, Azucareira de Mozambique, Tongaat Hulett

Tongaat Hulett regrets the death of one of its employees during labour unrest...at the Mafambisse sugar factory in Mozambique...As regrettable as the incident is, it should be noted that at the time of incident the situation was under the jurisdiction and control of the local police.

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Article
19 July 2007

Mozambique: Police Deny Killing Striking Worker

Author: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique

The Mozambican police have denied that a bullet fired from a police pistol was responsible for the death of a striking worker...at the Mafambisse sugar plantation [whose main shareholder is Tongaat-Hulett Group]...[S]pokesperson for the Sofala Provincial Police Command, Feliciano Dique denied that anybody from the police was in charge of the Mafambisse security guards.

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Article
17 July 2007

Mozambique: One Dead in Strike At Sugar Plantation

Author: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique

One person died and three others were injured...when violent clashes broke out...at the Mafambisse sugar plantation, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, after about 4,000 seasonal workers went on strike…The workers...accused the head of the company security force, Cardoso Equivale, of firing the pistol shot that took the life of 23 year old Domingos Chanjane...The main shareholder in the Mafambisse company is the South African Tongaat-Hulett Group.

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