“I spoke to the Managing Director on Monday. They were supposed to open on Tuesday. They’ve not opened because of logistics within themselves. We’ve made an arrangement that for now when they open, we will escort them. Zikalala’s efforts to restore stability at RBM suffered a major setback when one of the company’s main contractors, a member of the Mbuyazi family was gunned down.
According to National Union of Mineworkers representative Philani Nhlenyama, “Everyone is worried, this what is happening is traumatizing everyone, our kids as I’ve said. We are concerned that we don’t know our future. In a statement, the mine management says it’s assessing the situation and will only resume operations once it’s safe to do so. When that is, no one seems to know.