Violent clashes broke out between striking workers and security forces at a gold mine near Theunissen (Free State province) on Tuesday, December 11. According to local sources, multiple people were wounded in the clashes. Reports indicate the protest was organized as part of a strike to demand the implementation of a wage agreement. Further protests are possible in the area. A heightened security presence is anticipated in the vicinity of any demonstration.
Individuals in Free State province are advised to avoid all gatherings due to the risk of violence, closely monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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