Community Alerts/ Lentswe Buda/ Rustenburg-Motlhabe/ 01 October 2016

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Motlhabe community within the Pilanesberg area hosts two mines named RMDC and PPM. From May 2016 after the community protest that was against the PPM mine. It happened that the PPM Mine has hired some security to stay on a Junction and on a bridge; the securities are on the road to the mine, from May till today.

I’ve visited the securities to try to find some info from them it happened that I was late and they were changing shifts.   The 1st 3 guys I spoke with told me that they were asked to stay there to stop the protestors from blocking the road that leads to the mine using real Barrel bullets.

This affect the community as they were never told about this, we just saw securities on the hiking spots.  And even today as I speak they are still there. The community complains because they cause deforestation and they also don’t have toilets meaning they help themselves in bush. They supposed to work at the mine or on our village.

DI MINE DI RETLISETSA NTHO TSE NGATA TSE SA SIAMANG