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Lonmin strikers march as South Africa mine unrest spreads

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Striking miners from the Lonmin platinum mine march to the gates of the mine in Marikana, South Africa, on Sept. 10.

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Thousands of South African miners marching to the Lonmin mine on Sept. 10.


Reuters reports: Around 10,000 striking South African platinum miners marched from one Lonmin mine shaft to another on Monday, threatening to kill strike breakers, as another illegal stoppage hit Gold Fields, the world's fourth biggest gold miner.

Wage talks to end the month-long Lonmin strike, which erupted in deadly violence last month, failed to start as scheduled. The independent labor mediator said it could only take part in the process if workers returned to work by a Monday deadline, but the vast majority stayed away. Full story

Themba Hadebe / AP

Miners hold up sticks and a large blade as they march to the Lonmin mine on Sept. 10.

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