Abandoned Mine Creates Death Trap in Vosman, Mpumalanga

By Vusi Mabaso

On Sunday the 7th July around 15h00 at Vosman in Emalahleni Local Municipality – Mpumalanga, a 17 year old boy was playing street soccer with friends. The ball fell in a dam created by an abandoned mine.

The clean dam water tempted the boy to attempt to swim, then he disappeared. Police were called but they could do nothing except to call divers from Nelspruit who promised to come the following day at 08h00.

The boy was rescued the following morning, he was unfortunately found dead. The abandoned mine is Sinosi Mining.