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STOCKS NEWS AFRICA-Kumba falls as workers join illegal strikes

STOCKS NEWS Reuters Results diary Stocks on the move Real-time Equity News 0843GMT 02Oct12 - Kumba falls as workers join illegal strikes -------------------------------------------------------------

Shares of Kumba Iron Ore fall more than 2 percent after a union says that workers at the company's Sishen mine in South Africa's Northern Cape province have gone on an illegal strike.

A Kumba spokesman declines to comment but says the company will issue a statement shortly.

Kumba shares are down 2.08 percent at 491.29 rand at 0843 GMT, compared with a 0.13 percent fall in the JSE Top-40 blue-chip index .

Reuters Messaging: agnieszka.flak.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net

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