Foskor employee who fell to his death from 6th floor to be buried

2019-06-15 10:06


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

An employee who plummeted to his death from the sixth floor of Foskor's concentration plant in Richards Bay is expected to be buried in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has confirmed.

Simiso Thabani Ntanzi, an instrument mechanician at the phosphate producer's newly built concentration plant, was on duty when he fell to his death on June 5, Numsa Richards Bay local secretary Charles Mohlala said in a statement.

“The Department of Labour conducted its own preliminary investigation shortly after the incident and there is an internal investigation underway to establish the cause of the fall. It is too early to say at this stage what caused him to fall,” Mohlala said.

“As Numsa, we send our deepest condolences to his family and his closest friends for the loss of this young worker. Numsa officials will continue to offer support to his family during this difficult time.”

Ntanzi will be buried in his hometown of Hluhluwe.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.