Quarter of staff turn up to work at South African mine

Quarter of staff turn up to work at South African mine

The owners of South Africa's Marikana platinum mine say just over a quarter of its workers have turned up today.

That's despite a warning to all its striking miners they face the sack if they don't return to work.

The ultimatum was issued to staff after 34 of them were shot and killed by police last Thursday during a strike over wages.

It comes as a protest against deaths at the mine is due to get underway outside the South African Embassy in Dublin around now.

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