Mine worker dies on Venetia mine conveyor belt

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A case of culpable homicide has been opened after the death of 31-year-old Maggie Dimakatso Semata.

A female employee was crushed to death when she fell onto a conveyer belt at De Beer’s Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo, police said today.

Spokesperson Brigadier Motjafela Mojapelo said the incident happened on Sunday.

”The conveyer belt ultimately dragged her into a stone scrubber where her body was found trapped between the rocks with multiple wounds. A case of culpable homicide has since been opened.”

The woman was identified as 31-year-old Maggie Dimakatso Semata.

Venetia mine is in Alldays, 80kms outside the town of Musina.

African News Agency (ANA)

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