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South africa lonmin marikana miners fired 2012-08-20

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The Lonmin platinum mine where police shot and killed 34 striking workers has resumed operations.
Striking workers at the Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa were given "muti," or traditional medicine, for protection.
Company claims that workers are being intimidated to prevent them showing up to work.
Mining giant Lonmin has been trying to restart production at its Marikana mine, but miners are staying away from work.
South africa lonmin marikana miners fired 2012-08-20

Striking platinium miners gather on August 20, 2012 at London-listed Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine, where police opened fire on hundreds of workers staging a wildcat strike on August 16. Platinum miner Lonmin said today it will hold a press conference with unions to urge workers to return to the job after an 11-day wildcat strike that has left 44 dead.

STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN