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Government to visit Sasol’s Secunda plant as part of probe into Gauteng sulphur stench

The government has said it will head to Sasol’s operation in Secunda, where the sulphur stench that’s been hanging in the air is believed to have originated, on Thursday.

The environmental department said the chemicals company experienced stressed conditions as the facility started ramping up operations.

On Wednesday, a warning was issued by the South African Weather Service that the pollution could put vulnerable groups, including children and the elderly, at risk.

The department said that should Sasol be found to have flouted the Environmental Air Quality Management Act, it will be fined.

“The gases that have been emitted could have been as a result of a leak. Part of the work that has to be done by the investigation is to ascertain what exactly could have happened,” said spokesperson Albie Modise.


In other news – Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena details her painful night in jail

Zinhle Mabena told the publication she can’t begin to describe the trauma of spending a night in a holding cell. The case against her has been thrown out and she describes it as a sweet victory – but the best is yet to come.

Zinhle Mabena

“I AM FREE AND GOING HOME TO REJOIN MY CHILDREN,” SHE SAID. On Wednesday morning, actress Zinhle Mabena (29) appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court in Tshwane on charges of attempting to murder her husband, Robert Ngwenya, and his bodyguard. Learn More

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