5 workers shot at Amplats mine – report

At least five workers were shot after security guards at an Anglo American Platinum mine in Rustenburg opened fire following clashes between rival union factions, eNCA reported.

The station said it believed one worker at the Siphumelele shaft had been killed.

Union and company officials were not immediately available for comment.

Amplats in January raised the ire of labour and the government when it said it planned to mothball two South African mines, sell another and cut 14 000 jobs.

The world’s largest platinum producer was hit by violent strikes last year, sparked in large part by a turf battle between rivals unions for membership.

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