October 16, 2012 / 7:38 AM / in 5 years

South African police clear out Kumba strikers, arrest 40

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police said on Tuesday they had cleared striking miners from Kumba Iron Ore’s giant Sishen mine and returned equipment seized by the strikers to the company, a unit of global mining giant Anglo American.

A local police spokesman told Reuters that 40 of the wildcat strikers had been arrested in the pre-dawn operation.

Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas; Editing by Ed Cropley

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