Has justice failed Anglo Platinum’s murdered Pinky Mosiane?

2013-02-04 11:07

This month marks a year since an Anglo Platinum American female employee was found dead underground at one of Anglo American Platinum mine’s Rustenburg shaft. This after she was reportedly raped and a used condom was found next to her still body. The employee was found in a pool of blood underground by one of her colleagues who immediately reported the incident to the mine management, according North West provincial police communications head, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane. Ngubane said a stone with blood stains on it and a lunch box were found next to her body.

She admitted to being first worried when her daughter got a job in the mine to work underground but Pinky "assured me that everything was fine". A day before she died, Mary told the Times, Pinky spoke to her about conducting a traditional ceremony to thank the ancestors for her job. "We were planning to do that at the end of this month but now her life has been extinguished," she said. The grandmother of now an 8-year-old grandson said her daughter also promised to build her a proper family house with electricity, running water and indoor toilets. Recalls Mary”: “She started working there in November [2011] and I was happy because I am a single mother. She helped me a lot and she was like the father of this family.”

Ps Note: I have sent ICEM’s Carol Bruce an email requesting any update the organisation has received to date or previously on Pinky’s case.

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