Atlatsa says fires over 2,000 strikers in S.Africa

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Atlatsa Resources on Tuesday said it had sacked 2,161 employees at its Bokoni platinum mine in South Africa after they embarked on a wildcat strike last week.

The employees have been given up until the close of business on Wednesday to appeal their dismissal.

(Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas; editing by David Dolan)

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