JOHANNESBURG May 5 The world's top platinum
producers said on Monday that striking South African miners were
afraid to accept the companies' latest wage offer because of
"threats to their personal safety".
Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum
and Lonmin also said in a joint statement they would
continue taking their latest offer directly to employees,
by-passing the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union
(AMCU), whose members downed tools 15 weeks ago.
(Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by Joe Brock)