• Short Summary

    At the Western Deep Levels Gold Mine in Caeletonville South Africa, where 12 black miners died in rioting on Tuesday (11 September), work has returned to normal and polices reinforcements have begun moving out.

  • Description

    At the Western Deep Levels Gold Mine in Caeletonville South Africa, where 12 black miners died in rioting on Tuesday (11 September), work has returned to normal and polices reinforcements have begun moving out.

    Mr. A. Von Holdt, General Manager of the Western Deep Mining described what had happened:
    On Thursday the Anglo-America Corporation which owns the mine said that seven of the dead men came from neighbouring countries whose economics are largely dependent on the value of their migrant labour to South Africa. Two were from Botswana and five from Lesotho.

    Meanwhile the South African Government has promised to hold and inquiry into the deaths, although it was not yet clear whether this simply means that post-mortems will be held in the usual way. Deputy Minister of Police Advocate Jimmy Kruger gave the official police version of the events

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA76A9AJIEXPCG5KOXN94PSQ25R
    Media URN:
    VLVA76A9AJIEXPCG5KOXN94PSQ25R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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