DUST IN GA-KWOETE

 Dust in Ga-Kgwete

Community alerts/ Donald Mphethi/Ga-Kgoete village/21/08/2019/, 06:50: We are still persistent to hold down to negotiations the Mine of Samancor Lwala Opencast  Mine. As the community representative, the houses, especially those which are very close to the Lwala mining operation have cried their tears dry into trying to ventilate their grief  – which was not taken seriously. The blusting process of this opencast mine casts the acidic dust all over the place and the households in that village are at the receiving end of TBs , Asthma and breathing challenges in general. We want to sit down with the Mine to reach a positive consensus upon which the relocation of the most-affected is also  sought. We tried to meet DMR which just took us back to negotiations with the officials of the Mine, we need good health.

Story by Donald Mphethi

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