The High Court in Pretoria has sentenced two former Amcu leaders to life and 25 years imprisonment respectively.
The eight AMCU members face charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Nine people who were trapped underground have been safely brought to the surface at the Joel mine which falls under the management of harmony gold in Theunissen, in the Free State.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union ( Amcu) says it will hold its elective conference next month, in compliance with the Labour Relations Act.
Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) Joseph Mathunjwa has launched a strong verbal attack on the current government for what he says is its alliance with white monopoly capital and its politically driven decision to deregister the union.