Efforts continue to bring to surface three miners still trapped at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein mine in Carletonville West of Johannesburg. Four mineworkers died following a rockfall at the mine yesterday which trapped 13 workers. Six are in hospital. Unions are accusing mine management that they are putting profit before workers safety. AMCU leader is Joseph Mathunjwa.
— rhulani baloyi (@rhulani1baloyi) May 4, 2018
“These mines are continuing killing workers I hope and trust that the new minister will be hands on on these issues why the workers were not evacuated. It gives a clear indication that production and profit is still take precedent in the expense of the lives of the workers in these mines,” Mathunjwa says.
“These mines they might argue but they don’t give much or to invest in prevention. If you go to other countries, they spend more money coming up with new systems that can prevent accidents but here in South Africa nothing has happened.”
— Chriselda Lewis (@Chriseldalewis) May 4, 2018
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