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9 Oct 2006

Richard Spoor and Charles Abrahams, lawyers for plaintiff

[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.

Part of the following timelines

So. Africa: Lawsuit against AngloGold Ashanti on behalf of miner with silicosis seen as test case

AngloGold Ashanti silicosis lawsuit (So. Africa)