06 February 2014
The IFP is saddened by the death of eight
mineworkers in Harmony Gold's Doornkop gold mine in
Johannesburg. IFP Spokesperson on Labour, Mr Albert Mncwango MP,
said, "We are very saddened by this unfortunate incident that
has occurred in the gold mine. We send our deepest condolences
to the families, who lost their loved ones. We hope that any
questions they have pertaining the death of their loves ones
will be answered soon."
The IFP urges the mine to speed up its
investigation in determining the cause of this incident - so
that the Department of Mineral Resources can take further steps
against the company in any case of negligence.
"Mine management should always ensure workers'
safety underground. We cannot allow our people to die in
situations that can be avoided," concluded Mncwango.
IFP Spokesperson on Labour, Mr
Albert Mncwango MP, 083 448 4896
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