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Six workers trapped at Mponeng Mine

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Six workers trapped at Mponeng Mine

NUM Press Statement, 02 November 2017

Six workers trapped at Mponeng Mine

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is disturbed and saddened to be informed that six workers are trapped underground at Mponeng Mine as a result of fall of the ground.

"This fall of ground was triggered by a seismic event of 1.1 magnitudes that took place at around 10:00 this morning. This is the third incident since last month. The search team is able to communicate with one worker. The rescue operation has started. The NUM wishes all six workers to be rescued alive," said Erick Gcilitshana, NUM Health and Safety Secretary  

For more information, Please contact
Erick Gcilitshana: NUM Health and Safety Secretary: 082 809 3105
Livhuwani Mammburu: NUM National Spokesperson: 083 809 3257


7 Rissik Street.

Cnr Frederick,


Tel: 011 377 2111

Cell: 083 809 3257


Twitter: @Num_Media


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The National Union of Mineworkers was founded in 1982.

Its birth was facilitated by comrades Cyril Ramaphosa who rose to be its first General Secretary, James Motlatsi who turned to be its first President, and Elijah Barayi who became its Vice President and later the President of Cosatu in 1985 when the federation was formed. porn