May 24, 2017 / 9:21 AM / 4 months ago

Lonmin says re-starts two S.Africa shafts after protests halted

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) - Platinum producer Lonmin re-opened two of its shafts in South Africa on May 20 after community protests stopped, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

The E2 and E3 shafts, which were temporarily closed after the community demanded jobs at the mine, were fully opened on Saturday but had been paused after the death of a local chief, spokeswoman Wendy Tlou said.

The two shafts, which closed on May 3, contribute 3-4 percent of total production. (Reporting by Zandi Shabalala; editing by Jason Neely)

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