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From left to right: Kitso Phiri is from Ditshwanelo – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights and Simon Dikudu, BoLAMA chairperson.

Unclaimed Benefits for former mineworkers

From left to right: Kitso Phiri is from Ditshwanelo – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights and Simon Dikudu, BoLAMA chairperson.
From left to right: Kitso Phiri is from Ditshwanelo – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights and Simon Dikudu, BoLAMA chairperson.

“There was not much money, it was less than R20,000 (a once-off figure). My siblings made contributions towards the burial. If it wasn’t for that I would have buried my husband on a hide.”

These are the searing words of Ofentse Moloi. Her husband succumbed to TB, which he contracted in an underground South African mine after 17 years of service.

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