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Vedanta Resources PLC's Vedanta Zinc International will shut down its Skorpion zinc refinery in Namibia for five weeks after a strike depleted stocks, Reuters reported on March 14.

Employees downed tools from Feb. 22 to March 6, which affected waste-stripping and ore mining at the Skorpion mine. However, the refinery continued operating during the strike, resulting in the depleted ore stocks, a Vedanta Zinc International spokesman told Reuters in an email.

"It has therefore been decided to shut the refinery for a period of five weeks to allow the mine to rebuild adequate stock levels," the spokesman wrote.

During the shutdown, Vedanta Zinc International will carry out maintenance work, instead of later in the year. The company also said that it will ensure that the temporary shutdown will not affect South African customers by supplying them from current inventory.