Amplats CEO Chris Griffith. File picture: Leon Nicholas

Anglo American Platinum said on Wednesday it has suspended operations at its Rustenburg mine in South Africa to protect employees from outside intimidation.

“Our employees are not on strike. However, in light of the current volatile situation in the Rustenburg area, Anglo American Platinum has decided to suspend its operations,” Amplats chief executive Chris Griffith said in a statement. Amplats is a unit of global mining giant Anglo American. - Reuters