Sparks fly as mineworkers meet Khoemacau ExCo

In the news: Khoemacau has changed ownership and is eyeing a $700 million expansion PIC: MINING WEEKLY
In the news: Khoemacau has changed ownership and is eyeing a $700 million expansion PIC: MINING WEEKLY

The Botswana Mineworkers Union (BMWU) has demanded the replacement of the current Khoemacau Copper Mining executive committee to help quell long-running tensions at the copper mine as the new Chinese owners take over.

BusinessWeek is informed that the mineworkers met with executive management this week in the aftermath of the $1.8 billion (P25.2 billion) deal sealed by MMG to take over the country’s largest copper producer.

In a heated meeting that reportedly ended abruptly, BusinessWeek is reliably informed that BMWU President Joseph Tsimako told the Khoemacau CEO, John Ferreira, that mineworkers do not want him as CEO or in the Executive Committee (ExCo) when MMG fully takes over the operations of the mine.

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