JOHANNESBURG - Workers at the Gupta-owned Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga are going on strike over uncertainty around their jobs.
With the mine's shareholders on the run, employees are demanding answers from management over the mine’s future.
Authorities have declared Ajay Gupta a fugitive after he failed to hand himself over to police to face charges over the Estina Dairy Farm project.
It unclear where his two brothers, Tony and Atul are.
The Gupta family is deeply embroiled in allegations of state capture.
Optimum workers say the mine is in a state of disarray, and suppliers have not been paid in months.
They are demanding government intervene.