Amcu leaders to respond this week

Leaders have until 27 February to deliver an answering affidavit to Amplats's application.

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Leaders of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will this week respond to an application to have them fined or arrested for contempt of court.

The application brought by platinum mining giant Anglo American Platinum (Amplats)was postponed in the Labour Court yesterday after Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa said his union was not yet ready to respond.

Amplats wants 39 Amcu leaders including Mathunjwa and national treasurer Jimmy Gama to be held accountable for the intimidation of non-striking workers and damage to its property.

Amplats spokesperson Mpumi Sithole says the Labour Court has ordered Amcu to deliver an answering affidavit on 27 February.

"Mr Mathunjwa, Mr Gama and all the other didn't deliver their answering papers despite having a week to consider what their versions would be."