S.Africa's Implats shuts operations ahead of strike

by Reuters
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:22 GMT

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 22 (Reuters) - South Africa's Impala Platinum said on Wednesday it was closing all operations including its mines, plant and smelter ahead of a planned strike by the hardline AMCU union over wages on Thursday.

"We have also deployed additional security measures," spokesman Johan Theron said. (Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by Ed Cropley)