According to media reports
, South African President Jacob Zuma met with the miners on Wednesday, and the leader told the workers that he had initiated an inquiry to investigate the shooting.
Lonmin management also reportedly met with representatives of the miners and said that they would "conceive" about their grievances and demands and get back to the representatives, according to
of South Africa.
Gold mining stocks were mixed Thursday.
(GOLD - Get Report)
was up 2.1%, while
was climbing 0.85%.
Randgold announced Thursday its support of a new interim government in Mali, which for the time being would suggest stabilization in the country, where Randgold operates two gold minds as well as the Morila joint venture.
Among other mining stocks,
(AU - Get Report)
was dipping 2.6%, while
(GFI - Get Report)
was down 3.7%.
(AUY - Get Report)
announced Wednesday morning the completion of its acquisition of Extorre Gold Mines. The stock was up 1.5%.
-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.