Johannesburg - Impala platinum announced
that six employees at its Rustenburg mine were brutally assaulted on
Thursday evening, and that they are being treated at the mine's
The company added that an unidentified body of a badly beaten
man was discovered by the South African Police Service in Freedom Park.
It is believed the man worked as a contractor at the mine.
"We are appealing to those on the illegal work stoppage to
return to work in order to have their grievances and demands
considered," the company said.
Spokesperson Johan Botha told I-Net Bridge/BusinessLIVE that
the company had lost an estimated 100 000 ounces of platinum production
in the past five weeks while workers downed tools.
Impala has called for a high-level meeting with Cosatu and the
National Union of Mineworkers to take place this Friday