Boy loses life due to irresponsible mining activity

by Vusi aka Mabaso

On Sunday the 7th of July 2019, around 1500hrs at Vosman under Emalahleni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga Province, when a 17 year old boy playing street soccer with friends, their ball fell inside the dam dug by mining activities. The clean water from the dam tempted the boy to swim and pick the ball and he disappeared in the dam. Unfortunately, the boy was found dead in the dam the following morning  at 0850hrs. The loss of life is a result of irresponsible mining activities, where the mine did not rehabilitate land and fill the opened dam.

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