20 Ex-BCL Miners In Jail for Loan Defaults


SEFHOPHE: Some former BCL Mine employees are said to be serving civil imprisonment for failing to service their bank loans following the closure of copper/ nickel miner.

This was revealed during the Alternative Mining Indaba by Botswana Council of Churches (BCC) in Sefhophe on Friday where Botswana Mine Workers Union representative David Lesejane said they have approached commercial banks about the ex-miners’ plight following the Mine’s liquidation.

He said the banks explained that they requested the ex-miners to always update them about their status, but they do not do so.“We have even brought the situation to the attention of the relevant minister during one of the engagements recently,” he said.  He later told The Monitor that the number of those incarcerated is around 20, but the figure is likely to be more, as others may have not brought their situation to the attention of the union.

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We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

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