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Cosatu slams mines min­is­ter

- RES­CUE Staff Writer Society · Politics · Mining · Industries · Congress of South African Trade Unions

Cosatu has taken aim at Min­eral Re­sources Min­is­ter Mosebenzi Zwane, ac­cus­ing him of “na­tion­al­is­tic at­ti­tudes” to­wards mine work­ers trapped in Langlaagte. “We are wor­ried that the min­is­ter is not re­ally com­mit­ted to res­cu­ing these min­ers be­cause he keeps em­pha­sis­ing the fact that they are al­legedly for­eign­ers,” Cosatu said. “We do not want plat­i­tudes and staged ap­pear­ances from the min­is­ter ... we ex­pect him to pro­vide lead­er­ship and bring about so­lu­tions to prob­lems in the min­ing sec­tor.”

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