Mantashe calls off mining meeting

Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe was forced to call off a planned meeting with the community of Qokolweni in Mthatha on Thursday after a “briefing” between the minister, community leaders and a company that mines in one of the villages under Qokolweni deadlocked. Mantashe spent more than five hours locked in a “hotly-contested meeting” behind closed doors with leaders of the people of Qokolweni and the mining company.

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