Johannesburg - Workers at Anglo Platinum [JSE:AMS] in
Rustenburg have been "re-directed" from the mine due to intimidation,
the company said on Wednesday.
"To ensure the safety and security of our employees,
management took the decision to re-direct employees to a neutral place,"
said Amplats spokesperson Mpumi Sithole in a statement.
"We confirm that yesterday (Tuesday), some of our
employees were unable to clock in for night shift due to fear of intimidation
and threats by unidentified individuals in and around our Rustenburg
She said "widespread cases" had been reported of
intimidation against Amplats workers throughout the Rustenburg area.
Sithole did not say how many workers had been sent to a
neutral place or how severely operations at the Rustenburg mine had been
Further comment from Amplats was not immediately
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