Prospects of averting South Africa general strike dim

Sep 13, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT
A miner holds a placard as they gather at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa's North West Province September 14, 2012. Wildcat strikers at Lonmin's Marikana mine rejected a pay offer on Friday, dashing any hope of ending five weeks of industrial action that has swept through South Africa's platinum sector and laid bare the power struggle in the ruling ANC.
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

MIners reject latest Lonmin wage offer, as spreading unrest and a call for a general strike across the industry puts mounting pressure on the government of President Jacob Zuma and lays bare the power struggle within the ruling ANC.