The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) demands an immediate investigation into the cause of death of a mineworker earlier today at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville.
The NUM is highly concerned at the rate at which fatal incidents are happening in the mining industry. The NUM reiterates its call that there is a need to amend the Mine Health and Safety Act so that those who are found to be responsible for fatalities in the mining industry must be arrested, prosecuted and sent to jail. The mining bosses who are found to be negligent must be held accountable for all the accidents.
Already, more than 45 mineworkers have died this year alone in mining-related deaths across the country. That is highly unacceptable.
For more information, Please contact
Sipho Mungwe: NUM Health and Safety Secretary: 071 325 9720
The National Union of Mineworkers
7 Rissik Street
Tel: 011 377 2111
Cell: 083 809 3257