Ramaphosa visits Jagersfontein to assess damage after mine dam collapse

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured displaced residents of Jagersfontein that government will rebuild their houses. Ramaphosa has been addressing residents in Fauresmith which is a nearby town to Jagersfontein.

A mine dam collapse has left a trail of destruction in Jagersfontein, leaving scores of residents homeless.

Ramaphosa says the cause of the incident would be investigated. One person has been confirmed dead. The President says he has also visited the injured residents who are still hospitalised.

More than 80 people were taken to various hospitals in the Free State, mostly treated for hypothermia. Most of them have since been discharged.

President Ramaphosa visits Fauresmith following mine dam collapse:

R20 million set aside to assist affected residents