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Miner's body home for burial

By unknown | Feb 20, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alfred Moselakgomo

Alfred Moselakgomo

A Zimbabwean national who died last October while illegally mining for gold will finally be buried this weekend in his home country.

Isaac Dhliwayo died in an abandoned mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, when the rope he was using to get into the mine broke.

His body remained in the mine for more than three months because it was deemed too expensive to get him out.

In January this year, five other illegal miners also died in the 120m gold mine when a rockfall buried them alive.

An expert rescue team from Secunda called off the search for the bodies, saying it was too dangerous.

However, friends and family retrieved the bodies using only spades and picks.

The body of Dhliwayo was also recovered.

Yesterday the deceased's widow, Elizabeth Dhliwayo, 53, and her two sons, Munondivenga, 32, and Archibolo, 29, took the body back to Zimbabwe where he will be buried.

The Dhliwayo family was helped by a businessman from Nelspruit who paid for the dead man's body to be transported from South Africa to Zimbabwe.

The five other miners were buried two weeks ago in a joint funeral.


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