Dear Mr Mathunjwa, It is with great concern and anguish that we have observed the tragic and unnecessary sequence of events that have unfolded since our employees, who are members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), embarked on a strike at our gold operations on November 21. The right to peaceful protest or strike action is enshrined in our labour laws and constitution. In addition, the right to life and dignity is enshrined in our bill of rights. As we have clearly stated, Sibanye-Stillwater acknowledges and respects the right of our employees to strike, but at the same time we expect our stakeholders, including members of Amcu, to respect the rights of other employees to make different choices, including the right not to strike, without fear of threat or intimidation. Unfortunately, the strike called by Amcu has been characterised by intimidation and violence, which has resulted in the needless loss of three lives and several employees being assaulted,...

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