Inquiry into collapsed Tongaat mall set to resume

2014-05-30 13:07
Tongaat roof collapse. (Rajesh Jantilal, AFP)

Tongaat roof collapse. (Rajesh Jantilal, AFP)

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Johannesburg - The commission of inquiry set up to investigate the collapse of the Tongaat Mall, which claimed the lives of two people, will resume next week, the labour department said on Friday.

"With the commission's evidence work gathering momentum the spotlight in the upcoming session will fall on the further cross-examination of witnesses and experts," KwaZulu-Natal labour department spokesperson Nhlanhla Khumalo said in a statement.

"This will include workers who were below the slab during the collapse... eThekwini municipal representatives, engineers... and the contractor/client."

The hearings would be held from 4 to 6 June.

Two people were killed and 29 others injured when a section of the mall, which was under construction, collapsed in November last year.

The department's occupational health and safety manager Phumudzo Maphaha was appointed to preside over the commission investigating events leading to the collapse of the mall.

The commission is expected to prepare a report of its findings and formulate recommendations to be presented to the labour minister and National Prosecuting Authority for consideration.

- SAPA
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