Lonmin stalls release of financial records during Marikana violence

2014-10-09 08:54

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Lonmin Platinum has delayed the release of a report that will show what the company’s financial position was during the violent wage-related unrest at its Rustenburg operations in August 2012.

The report was compiled by research and analysis organisation Alternative Information and Development Centre, Business Day reported today.

Among other things, the report would deal with whether Lonmin had used Bermuda’s tax-haven status to maximise profit and keep it away from the demands of its employees and the South African Revenue Service.

Yesterday, a press briefing arranged by the centre and intended to discuss the report as well as the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, which is probing the deadly unrest, was cancelled by court order.

This was after Lonmin and the centre reached an agreement.

The agreement was that the report would not be released without two days’ notice, the centre’s director Brian Ashley told the paper.

This notice could also be subject to court proceedings.

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