BRIEF-Northam Platinum says suspended operations at Zondereinde mine amid strike
Jan 16 (Reuters) - Northam Platinum Ltd :
* Northam suspends operations at Zondereinde mine to secure safety and security of employees and company assets
* Decision has been taken amidst rising tension at mine, owing to incidents of intimidation, assault and threats of violence
* Only essential services employees will be expected to report for duty as per existing agreements
* Company will follow disciplinary procedures in respect of employees who failed to heed direction of labour court to return to work Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom; +44 207 542 1810)
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