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[DOC] Precedent setting civil action instituted against Anglo Gold Ashanti Ltd [South Africa]

Lawyers acting for a 48 year old Eastern Cape mine worker, Mr Thembekile Mankayi, have on Monday, 9 October 2006 issued and served summons on Anglo Gold [AngloGold] Ashanti Limited for damages in the amount of R 2.7 million...Mr Mankayi suffers from silicosis...Over the last hundred years, hundreds of thousands of mineworkers have contracted these diseases as a consequence of their employment on the gold mines. Many tens of thousands have died of these preventable diseases and tens of thousands more have been crippled and maimed.

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AngloGold Ashanti silicosis lawsuit (So. Africa)

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