Johannesburg - Accusations that platinum mining company Lonmin is negotiating in bad faith and might be guilty of tax and wage evasion are completely false, the company said on Friday.
“As a public company, Lonmin's financial statements are subject to regular and thorough auditing processes by an independent auditor,” spokeswoman Sue Vey said in a statement.
Impala Platinum (Implats) on Thursday also rejected the allegations.
Vey said Lonmin's financial statements were submitted to and carefully assessed by South African tax authorities, with their financial statements and accounts on its website.
On Thursday, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) negotiator Brian Ashley told the media in Cape Town that platinum companies were negotiating in bad faith and might be guilty of tax and wage evasion.