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Commemorating three years of the Lily Mine incident

Date Published: 05 Feb 2019

Today, the 5th of February 2019, the Department commemorates the incident which took place at Lily Mine in Mpumalanga on this day in 2016.

Ms Pretty Nkambule, Solomon Nyirenda and Yvonne Mnisi were trapped underground when the lamp-room in which they were working in collapsed and remains underground.

The Department supports all efforts to ensure the new owners are able to resume operations and find the container, so their families and loved ones can have closure.


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Issued by the Department of Mineral Resources

Media statements
05 February 2016
Lily Mine
Pretty Nkambule
Solomon Nyirenda
Yvonne Mnisi