numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it’s disturbed that operations at the Lily Mine will resume next month despite the fact that three workers are still trapped underground after a shaft caved in in February.  

The mine confirmed last week that work would begin after major investment by a Canadian company.  Operations were halted at the mine in Mpumalanga after the collapse.  Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi and Solomon Nyerende have still not been found after rock falls complicated rescue efforts.  NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said:  “We asked the company to first rescue those workers, it’s a worrying situation for the families because they need to find closure.”

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