Mozambican miner sends home 62 South African workers for fear of reprisal attacks

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In a bid to protect its South African workers from anti-immigrant attacks in Mozambique, Kenmare Resources, which is listed in London and Ireland, has sent back home 62 workers at its titanium mine in Mozambique.

Kenmare said the workers were being sent home for the being to stave off revenge assaults that could befall South Africans working in the south eastern country.

This makes Kenmare the company to send its South African workers home after Sasol, the Johannesburg and New York-listed petrochemicals giant, sent 340 of its workers home last week.

Over the past 10 days, about seven people, including foreigners and South Africans, have been murdered in an upsurge of anti-immigrant attacks that started at the port city of Durban. The attacks later mushroomed to Johannesburg with police guarding problematic locations in South Africa’s biggest city.

Kenmare’s at its Moma Mine located on the north east coast of Mozambique would continue without any major trouble if the is resolved “in the near future,” according to Reuters.(VENTURES AFRICA)[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]