African National Congress slams miners deaths
By Mandisi Tyulu
27 March 2009
The African National Congress today supported the call by the Congress of South African Trade Unions for the Department of Minerals to conduct a full enquiry into all mine accidents.
The ANC says the death of nine mineworkers last week raises questions about the state of safety in some mines.
Spokesperson Jessie Duarte says captains of mining houses cannot pride themselves on making huge profits if the safety of workers is not their first priority.