AngloGold halts operations at Mponeng mine due to sit-in

OUTPUT at South Africa-focused AngloGold’s Mponeng mine ground to a halt yesterday as striking miners staged a sit-in.

The gold miner has been forced to halt mining and processing activity, just two days after protesting employees returned to work.

The strike that has plagued AngloGold since the end of September is still rumbling on, with employees staging sit-ins and threatening violent behaviour, which is preventing the mine from operating normally and stopping employees returning to work.

AngloGold said that it would continue to engage with staff and unions to ensure that the mine can operate.

Meanwhile, work continued as normal at AngloGold’s other South African mines.