Opinion: Someone must account for boy trapped in hole of disused mine

Rescue teams have been unable to find a five-year-old boy who fell into an empty mine shaft in Boksburg on Saturday.

Operations were suspended on Monday after toxic gas and poor light hampered efforts to reach the bottom of the hole.

Xolani Gwala has his say on the tragedy:

It's always was an accident waiting to happen. Whose responsibility is it to make sure that such holes are either filled or fenced?

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

What is the responsibility of companies once they are done mining?

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

Someone must account. There is a five-year-old boy that has lost his life. There is a family that has lost a child.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

There is somebody that has to be held into account for that accident in Ekurhuleni.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

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