National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola has confirmed that close to 300 mineworkers at Lanxess chrome mine in Rustenburg remain underground, protesting against the alleged sex-for-jobs scandal.
Hlubi-Majola says the sit-in continues for the sixth day after a meeting with the mine management failed to reach an agreement on Monday.
The issue is around a mine captain which they demand he must be taken on special leave with immediate effect and suspended pending a detailed investigation.— Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, Spokesperson - Numsa
Our members feel that the HR manager who is handling the case has been colluding with the perpetrator. They went as far as putting pressure on the victim to withdraw the charges.— Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, Spokesperson - Numsa
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