Kalagadi Manganese has appealed to members of the public to come for-ward with information related to the copper cable theft that has halted opera-tions at its Hotazel mine.
The incident, which occurred on Monday night 07 March 2016, has caused extensive damage to property which is estimated at millions of rands. The affected infrastruct-ure includes damage to the transformer at the substation which is responsible for pow-er supply to the rail line at the mine.
“The act was beyond criminality, it endan-gered the lives of innocent hard working men and women threatening their liveli-hoods. The incident will have a negative im-pact on productivity, job security and the in-dustry at large, considering that cable theft has a devastating effect on the economy, resulting in indirect costs estimated at over R5-billion a year,”states Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, Chairperson of Kalagadi Manga-nese.
A case of theft and malicious damage to property has been opened at the SAPS Kuruman. A reward of R50 000 is being of-fered to anyone with information that can lead to the successful prosecution of sus-pects.
Kalagadi Security can be contacted at the following number 082 632 6408 to share any information related to the case.
Kalagadi Manganese management and staff are working around the clock to nor-malise operations and repair the damage caused to the substation. Kalagadi Manga-nese Communication
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