Tom Thabane says he has been "removed from control not by the people but by the armed forces" and has fled South Africa in fear of his life.
Analysts fear that as Amcu prepares to strike at two platinum mines this week, industrial action will spread to other sectors.
The plane's captain had a "clear intention" to crash an airplane that went down in Namibia at the end of November, according to an investigation.
Amid the worst political violence the country has seen since its 16-year civil war, Mozambique's president says a war is unlikely to break out.
Mining unrest has rattled South Africa, but turmoil has been a hammer blow to the platinum belt, calling into question the future of an entire city.
Robert Mugabe has criticised Nelson Mandela for being too soft on whites in a documentary offering a rare look at the Zimbabwean president.
Mamphela Ramphele has set off rampant guesswork about whether she could finally help forge a viable alternative to the seemingly unshakeable ANC.
Title winner Branden Grace is expected to win at the first Nelson Mandela Championship golfing event in Durban.
Englishman Lee Westwood is hoping to become the first to win three consecutive titles in the upcoming Nedbank Golf Challenge invitation tournament.
Charl Schwartzel, 2011 Masters champion, is determined to join a formidable list of fellow countrymen to hold up the SA Open trophy this week.
Hundreds of the 12 000 miners sacked by Amplats have rejected their dismissal and some say they will use violence to get their jobs back.