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Minister Gwede Mantashe to visit Impala Platinum Mine following deaths

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe is expected to visit Impala Platinum Mine in Rustenburg on Tuesday morning.This comes after 11 people died in a work related accident on Monday.

The department’s Nathi Shabangu says Mantashe, who was in Cape Town, is expected at the mine around 10 AM. Impala Platinum says a number of people sustained serious injuries.

Indications are that a winder rope at the company’s 11 shaft snapped. This rope is connected to a personnel conveyer, which hoists employees up and down the shaft.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Sonia Mbele reveals her leg broke after an accident

Sonia Mbele reveals breaking her leg during a freak accident at home. The actress and producer told ZiMoja that she can’t walk, hence she will be home till the end of the year.

Sonia Mbele

I am home for the rest of the year,” Sonia says that she slipped and fell down the stairs, resulting in her breaking her leg. “I am still in pain but I will be fine. Read more