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protestSABC News reports that former employees of Lily Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, have threatened to go underground to retrieve a container in which three people were trapped and killed after the mine caved in three years ago as a result of a crown pillar collapse.  

The angry workers have been camping at the mine for some ten days with the aim of getting the attention of mine management and government.  “No response (is what) we are getting from the government as a whole.  So we have resolved that the waiting is enough now, because it’s over three years.  We’ve been waiting and nothing is happening.  So we took this resolution as a collective resolution.  As I said we want to go down and do something aiming to retrieve the container ourselves because nobody is helping us up to this far,” said one of the former workers, Herry Mazibuko.

  • The original of this short report by Mthobisi Mkhaliphi is at SABC News

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