AMCU
AMCU members have marched to the DMR offices in Pretoria calling for the bodies of the three trapped Lily mine workers to be recovered.

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) members marched to the Department of Minerals and Resources (DMR) in Pretoria on Thursday in protest and plea to have the trapped container at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily mine, in Barberton, urgently recovered.

The march is in support of the three mine workers, Yvonne Mnisi, Pretty Mabuza and Solomon Nyarenda, who have been trapped underground at Lily mine since 5 February when the lamp room container they were working in fell into a sinkhole created by a collapsed pillar underground at Lily mine.

AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa and general secretary Jeff Mphahlele handed over the memorandum to the DMR on Wednesday.

“Yvonne Mnisi, Pretty Nkambule and Solomon Nyerende need to be rescued and we ask you to join us in our quest to doing so and attaining assistance from the government urgently,” says AMCU.