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The remains of Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi and Solomon Nyirenda are yet to be retrieved.

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The court has been delivering the outcome of an inquest into the deaths of three mineworkers when a shaft of the mine collapsed.

The court says illegal mining weakened a crown pillar in the mine’s shaft that caused it to cave in. The workers were trapped underground after a lamp room container they were in disappeared into a sinkhole. The remains of Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi and Solomon Nyirenda are yet to be retrieved from underground. Attempts to retrieve their remains where abandoned for safety reasons.

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