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AngloGold Ashanti has begun the process of firing 12,000 miners on a wildcat strike who defied a Wednesday deadline to return to work.
Security guards have killed two striking workers at a coal mine in KwaZulu-Natal province who reportedly tried to break into the mine's armory.
Anglogold ashanti workers fired 20121024

Striking miners protest on the hill at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 22, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti, the world's third-largest gold producer, became today the latest mining firm to issue an ultimatum to striking workers in South Africa that they must return to the mines or be dismissed.

ALEXANDER JOE