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Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:29

NUMSA CALLS FOR SHUTDOWN

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called on Sibanye-Stillwater to shut down operations following the deaths of two miners at its Kloof Mine in Gauteng.

The two miners died after they were trapped underground in a fall of ground incident at the Kloof mine on the West Rand on Wednesday. This is the second incident at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine.

Last week, 955 miners were stranded underground for over 24 hours after a power cut at the Beatrix mine in the Free State. Numsa has demanded a full investigation into the deaths of the two mineworkers who died while on duty at the Kloof mine.

The union’s Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said the high death rate of miners shows how little mine companies value their labour.

 

BY: TEBOGO MSIMANGA

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