Marikana workers plan mass march

Miners are planning a mass march to get Lonmin to take their wage demands seriously.

Miners on their way to the scene of the Lonmin shootings on 18 August 2012. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

MARIKANA - Striking workers at Lonmin's Marikana mine are planning a mass march on Wednesday in an attempt to get the company to take their wage demands seriously.

On Tuesday, around 200 employees marched through the company's Eastern Platinum Mine, threatening colleagues who reported for work.

Less than five percent of Lonmin employees reported for duty this week.

Police confirmed that mine bosses opened a case of intimidation against the mineworkers.

Employees dispersed from their usual gathering point, but expressed their intention to march to the mine on Wednesday.

In August, around 44 people were killed in violent clashes over wages at the North West operation.

Talks between employers, unions and workers will resume in Rustenburg on Thursday.

On Monday, workers threatened to boycott negotiations unless their wage demands were placed on the agenda.