September 13, 2012 / 10:46 AM / 5 years ago

S.Africa mine protest leader urges national strike

BLESBOK, South Africa, Sept 13 (Reuters) - A leader of major protest by platinum miners in South Africa called on Thursday for a national strike in the sector “to bring the mining companies to their knees”.

“On Sunday, we are starting with a general strike here in Rustenburg,” protest leader Mametlwe Sebei told a crowd of several thousand striking workers at a soccer stadium near Rustenburg in the heart of the platinum belt.

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