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Disgruntled unpaid mineworkers allegedly hampering rescue efforts at Gloria coal mine

The fate of approximately 22 alleged copper thieves trapped underground hangs in the balance as rescue efforts are allegedly being hampered by disgruntled unpaid mineworkers. "They have threatened us and the contractors and they've told us under no circumstances are we allowed to continue [rescue efforts]," the mine's business rescue representative Mike Elliot told eNCA on Sunday. A group of 42 men, reportedly Lesotho nationals, gained access to shafts at the Gloria coal mine near Middelburg in ...

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