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PretoriaUniversityTimesLive reports that a Servest employee working at the University of Pretoria was killed when he was pulled into a chipper machine at the university’s LC De Villiers campus on Monday.  

Mokhiti Moeti‚ 25‚ was chopping wood for recycling and compost when the incident occurred.  A traumatised witness described the gruesome details.  According to Isaac Malema‚ spokesperson for the General Industries Workers Union of SA (GIWUSA)‚ the workers were not properly equipped to operate the machine.  “After investigations into this‚ I am of the understanding that the machine must be operated by a minimum of six people‚ and in this case it was only two.  The workers told us that they were not properly trained or given safety equipment‚” said Malema.  The ANC Youth League branch at the university charged that workers at the university continued to be treated as “expendable appendages”.

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