Tens of thousands of workers are on the frontline of the global war against COVID-19. Many are in the unenviable position of fighting the pandemic at the risk of their own lives and those of their families.

SABC News captures their voices in this weekly feature, COVID-19 Frontline Workers.

This week, Digital News producer Lebo Tshangela speaks to a mine worker from the Free State about his experience with the coronavirus during the nationwide lockdown. He works for the third-largest gold mining company in South Africa. The miner requested to remain anonymous.

Here is his story:

Related: Part I :COVID-19 Frontline Workers I : A doctor shares his story 

Related: Part II: COVID-19 Frontline Workers II : Nurses share their stories

Related: Part III: COVID-19 Frontline Workers III : A Private clinic owner shares her story

Related: Part IV: COVID-19 Frontline Workers IV: A police officer shares her story

Related: Part V: COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part V: A neurosurgeon shares his story

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Related: Part VII: PODCAST: COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part VII: A journalist shares her story

Related: Part VIII: PODCAST | COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part VIII: A taxi driver shares his story

Related: Part XI: PODCAST | COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part IX: A petrol attendant shares his story

Related: Part X: PODCAST | COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part X: A teacher shares his story

Related : Part XI: PODCAST | COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part XI: A security guard shares his story