1 February 2018
The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) is shocked by reports that there are over 900 workers who are trapped underground at Sibanye Gold mine in Free State due loss of electric power at that mine.
The allegations that the mine had no back-up generators to restore power and save the workers trapped underground are worrisome. The Department of Mineral Resources as the custodian of mineral resources and regulator of all the mines must ensure that Sibanye rescues all the workers trapped underground. The safety of those workers must be a priority more than any other thing.
The ANCWL calls for all its supporters, members and society in general to put those workers in thoughts and prayers. May all of them be brought to surface alive and well.
ANCWL Secretary General
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