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numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says that two years after the disappearance of three workers at Lily Mine, government has failed to hold to account the Australian mining company responsible for the deadly rock fall.  

The Mineral Resources Department revealed in Parliament on Wednesday that the families of the three miners have been compensated with R200,000 for the tragedy at the Mpumalanga gold mine.  Yvonne Mnisi, Pretty Nkambule and Solomon Nyerende were trapped in a container being used as a lamp room when a crown pillar collapsed and buried them under soil and rocks.  The NUM’s Joseph Montisetse said:  “They were doing and saying nothing about the company that is squarely responsible for killing people.  The department has failed dismally to follow up on that.”

  • A short report by Mia Lindeque is at EWN

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