Ramaphosa leaves Lonmin board

Cyril Ramaphosa will step down as a non-executive director at the end of the month.

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - South African platinum producer Lonmin said on Wednesday that Cyril Ramaphosa was stepping down as a non-executive director at the end of the month.

Ramaphosa was elected deputy president of the ruling African National Congress in December and said at the time he would be reviewing his various business interests to prevent conflicts with his new political role.

Lomin has been in the headlines following the death of 34 miners during a confrontation with police in the North West mining town of Marikana.

Workers there embarked on an illegal strike to demand better wages.