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Miners reject new deal

Anglo Platinum's management offered miners a once-off payment of R4,500.

Anglo Platinum's management offered miners a once-off payment of R4,500.

RUSTENBURG - North West mineworkers on Saturday rejected a new deal offered by mine bosses, who hoped to end a two-month long unprotected strike.

Anglo Platinum's (Amplats) management offered a once-off payment of R4,500 to the mines strike committee when they met on Friday in Rustenburg.

When the workers presented the offer to more than 10, 000 of their colleagues at a rally held at the Olympia stadium on Saturday, the offer was rejected outright.

Amplats strike committee representative Gaddafi Mdoda said, "We are here to make sure that the voice of the workers has heard.

"Workers are saying they are not going back to work.

"If the management of Amplats is not willing to hear us, they must pack their bags and go."

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