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panafricanBusinessLive reports that the directors of Pan African Resources (PAR) are at their wits’ end with disruption caused by 30 people at the site of their R1.7bn Elikhulu tailings project.  

They are particularly frustrated with a lack of law enforcement despite violations of a court interdict.  PAR chief executive Cobus Loots expressed exasperation about the failure of the police to enforce the interdict granted last Friday to stop the group of 30 from blocking access to the site near Evander in Mpumalanga and making death threats to contractors on site.  Loots said that the group, which had been stoking tension for the past fortnight, had demanded an on-site office at the project and for procurement activities to be channelled through them.  While there is a strong police and private security presence at Elikhulu, the group of 30 remains a disruptive force despite the court interdict.  Several businesses in the area have told of an almost Mafia-like protection racket run in the area where money was extorted by a group threatening business owners and their premises.

  • Read this report by Allan Seccombe in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Pan African raises alarm as criminal group runs riot at Elikhulu, at Miningmx

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