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    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    Over 11 million dollars worth of precious metals have been stolen from the world's largest platinum producer, Rustenburg Platinum Holdings.

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    1. GV Company board outside Nathey Rustenburg Refiners PULL BACK PAN To plant 0.06
    2. WV Warning notice of security checks 0.10
    3. SV PAN ZOOM IN TO CU Newspaper stand with headlines on front page, SVs People buying newspapers (3 shots) 0.29
    4. GV ZOOM IN TO CU General Zietsman speaking 1.12
    SPEECH (TRANSCRIPT)
    GENERAL ZIETSMAN (SEQ 4): "The facts are not quite clear at this stage. During the early part of this year we've investigated a couple of individual theft cases from the Wadeville factory totalling the amount of about 400,000 rand and a little over a month ago, the management has reported to us that they have experienced a loss amounting to several million rand's worth of ore but they are still investigating it and we are waiting for their final reports before we can carry on a proper investigation into this matter."
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    Background: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    Over 11 million dollars worth of precious metals have been stolen from the world's largest platinum producer, Rustenburg Platinum Holdings. Company figures revealed on September 29 that profits were down due to the theft of a significant amount of semi-refined metals, containing platinum and gold, from the group's Wadeville refinery near Johannesburg. The metal was apparently removed from the firm's premises, in the form of ore, over a period of six months. The discovery that stocks of precious metal had mysteriously gone missing was initially made in March during a company stock-take. General Zietsman, head of the police investigation into the theft, said his men could make no attempt to discover the culprit until they received a full report on the stolen metal from the company. A spokesman for the firm which controls Rustenburg Platinum said a second audit was in progress but results would not be known until November.

    Source: REUTERS - LOUIS BREYTENBACH

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Y6YMPTPHF61ITJJ9H53MPY0J
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Y6YMPTPHF61ITJJ9H53MPY0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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    N/A

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