He allegedly sent men to come assault the mine’s employee.
Nkomati Mine says they won’t release a report into the assault of a mine-worker who got beaten up at work at the behest of senior employee Doctor Mwale.
The company says a private investigator they hired to look at what happened on 15 May 2017 when four men came to the Sinethemba community centre in Badplaas to assault Aveng Moolmans employee Doctor Thela remains a confidential document.
Nkomati Mine general manager Bertina Symonds said the investigator was hired by her for the company’s own internal use.
“It’s an internal document, sorry we can’t release it,” she said.
“It belongs to my office,” Symonds said.
The family told 013NEWS on Tuesday morning that they were disappointed at Symonds “hiding the report”.
Sinki Khumalo, Thela’s elder brother said on Tuesday: “We have also been told that the report is confidential and cannot be released to us”.
“We tried all we could but they just told us they won’t give us the report,” Khumalo said.
Employed as the head of community development, Mwale is also the member of SANCO’s provincial executive committee in the Mpumalanga province.
The report was supposed to determine whether Mwale did in fact send men to come and assault Thela at his workplace in contravening of company’s rules and as a basis for disciplinary hearing.
(edited by ZK)
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