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Striking Lonmin miners aren’t allowing the slaughter of their fellow miners to dissuade them from fighting for fair wages. In August, South African police gunned down striking miners, killing 44 and wounding several others.
Originally, the police said that they opened fire on the miners because the miners charged at them, but that is not the story being told by onlookers who were on the scene at the time.
But miners at Lonmin are standing their ground, going ahead with the strike, even in the face of global pressure.
Workers are facing a Monday deadline to return to the Lonmin Plc mines paralyzed by a four-week strike that has sent company shares plummeting, raised world platinum prices and stoked worries of labor unrest spreading through the mining sector of Africa’s largest economy.