Amplats threatens to sue Amcu

The world's biggest primary producer of platinum says it is losing R100m a day due to intimidation.

FILE: An Anglo American Platinum mine in Rustenburg. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - A wage strike in the platinum sector will continue despite Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) wanting to sue, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leader Joseph Mathunjwa said on Monday.

The world's biggest primary producer of platinum wants the union to pay R591 million for losses suffered.

Amplats accuses Amcu members of intimidating non-striking employees.

Mathunjwa insists the strike has been peaceful.

"As far as we recall at Amcu, the strike has been peaceful," the Amcu leader says. "We don't really know what Anglo is talking about."

Amplats says it is losing about R100 million per day due to the strike, which has now entered its fourth week.