President Jacob Zuma
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Zuma 'saddened' by South Africa mine shooting

17 August 2012 Last updated at 18:39 BST

South Africa has confirmed 34 miners were shot dead after police opened fire on a large crowd of strikers on Thursday.

President Jacob Zuma has spoken of his alarm and deep sadness at the "tragic loss of life" at a platinum mine in the north-west of South Africa.