JOHANNESBURG, April 20 Small groups of workers
stopped miners at two AngloGold mines in South Africa from
reporting for duty on Saturday and one miner was in a critical
condition after being stabbed in the latest labour unrest to hit
the sector, the company said.
AngloGold, Africa's biggest bullion producer, said
the disruptions occurred at its Mponeng mine near Carletonville,
west of Johannesburg, and its Moab Khotsong mine 160 km (100
miles) southwest of the commercial capital.
"Small groups of workers have prevented most others from
going to work in a dispute over Saturday working arrangements,"
the company said in a statement.
"Regrettably, one employee on his way to work at Moab, where
about 1,000 reported for work, was stabbed and is in a critical
condition in hospital."
It was not clear whether the protesting workers were
affiliated with the Association of Mining and Construction Union
(AMCU), the militant and fast-growing labour movement behind
more than a year of turmoil in South Africa's mines.
(Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by Andrew Heavens)