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SA Court to hear former AngloGold miner's appeal case

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will hear an argument on Thursday, in the appeal of a sick Eastern Cape miner who is suing South African gold major AngloGold Ashanti for R2,6-million. Former miner Thembekile Mankayi alleged that he contracted different irreversible lung diseases as a mineworker while working for the mining group over 16 years, which was caused by AngloGold's wrongful and negligent acts or omissions. In 2008, Gauteng South High Court…found in favour of AngloGold Ashanti…Mankayi's lawyer, Richard Spoor, said the matter focused on the right of former mineworkers who have contracted occupational lung diseases to sue their employers on grounds of negligence.

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