South African councillor dies after police shots during strikes

A governing party councillor shot by police firing rubber bullets at the scene of a mine strike has died, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have told the Associated Press.

It said African National Congress councillor Paulina Masuhlo was shopping on Saturday near the Never Die Tavern at the miners' shantytown of Lonmin platinum mine when police firing from a speeding armoured car hit her and other women.

Cosatu have said that Ms Masuhlo died in hospital yesterday after being shot during the violence.

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