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Johannesburg - A contempt of court application brought against the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) was postponed in the Labour Court, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Monday.

The court on Friday ordered that Amcu deliver responding affidavits by February 27 and the application was postponed to March 5, said Amplats spokeswoman Mpumi Sithole in an email.

Sithole said Amcu had had a week to file responding papers prior to Friday's case but failed to do so.

According to the Business Report, Amplats wants 39 leaders of Amcu to be fined or jailed for contempt of court.

This includes Amcu's leader Joseph Mathunjwa, national treasurer Jimmy Gama and others.

Amplats accuses Amcu of flouting picketing rules that were handed down by the court on January 24.

According to that order, Amcu was prohibited from interfering with the business of Amplats, intimidating employees, and unlawful conduct which damages Amplats' property. - Sapa