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IDCANA reports that about 600 members of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party on Wednesday converged outside the Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC’s) Sandton offices, demanding that business rescue practitioners at Shiva Uranium Mine urgently find new investors.  

The IDC last month launched a court bid to remove Louis Klopper and Kurt Knoop as rescue practitioners of the underperforming Shiva Uranium, previously owned by the Gupta family.  The EFF, whose members and mineworkers travelled in six buses from Mpumalanga, said delays in resolving the situation at Shiva were undermining the rights of workers to earn a living.  The group included mine workers from Shiva Mine, Berge Mine Witbank, Just Coal Bankfontein Middleburg, Optimum Coal and Kusile power station.  Some Shiva workers are apparently owed wages dating back to October last year.  Mpumalanga EFF chairperson Collen Sedibe said:  “The IDC is the one which funded the Guptas and now with their lawyers have stalled or stopped some payments and the process of the buying of the mine by new investors.  We are here to submit a memorandum that they must allow the business practitioners to do their work and find new investors.”  Sedibe also said:  Today they are here to support workers from Shiva but we will be going to all the mines with problems in Mpumalanga”.

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