Mupane Gold Mine accused of cracking homes

MGM is aware of the environmental issues caused by the mining activity
MGM is aware of the environmental issues caused by the mining activity

FRANCISTOWN: The community of Matsiloje village, located approximately 50 kilometres east of Francistown, is accusing Mupane Gold Mine (MGM) of causing cracks to their houses through the company's blasting activities.

Residents aired their concerns during a kgotla meeting that was convened by the village leadership of Matsiloje and top officials from MGM on Tuesday.

Some residents fear that their houses might collapse any minute and they would not have anywhere to stay or anything to leave as a legacy for their children. Simon Lephalo, an elder and former councillor for Matsiloje, complained during the meeting that many housing units in the village had developed some cracks following blasting activities by MGM.

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