Harmony Gold mine says it will approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg to seek an urgent interdict to get striking workers at the Kusasalethu mine, near Carltonville west of Johannesburg to return to work.
Workers have been on strike since Friday. The strike follows the sacking of six people said to be leaders of trade union, Amcu.
It is believed the six were dismissed for their alleged role in a violent strike earlier in the year.
Rival union, NUM claims four of its members at the mine had their houses and vehicles torched on Saturday night.
Members who want to go to work are apparently also being intimidated.
Harmony Gold spokesperson Lauren Fourie says that employees at their Kusasalethu mine near Carltonville have embarked on an illegal strike.
“Harmony will approach the labour court today for an urgent interdict against the trike. Harmony is engaging with union leadership and other stakeholders to resolve this matter. We strongly condemn any acts of violence or intimidation. An update will be provided once further information is available,” says Fourie.