Minerals committee welcomes arrest of Implats CEO

Minerals committee welcomes arrest of Implats CEO

Parliament's mineral resources committee has welcomed the arrest of the CEO of Impala Platinum Mine's Rustenburg operations Mark Munroe.

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Munroe was granted R60 000 bail by the Tlhabane Magistrate’s Court on Friday morning following his arrested on charges related to the contravention of the country’s lockdown regulations.


Munroe allegedly instructed mineworkers, including those regarded non-essential, to return to work after the Easter Weekend. 


"The law enforcement agencies have demonstrated that they remain committed to ensuring that there is full compliance with the regulations. We believe this was the appropriate action, hence we made the call yesterday," said the committee’s chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo.

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Luzipo says he is not convinced that Munroe acted of his own volition.


“If the non-executive management did not give the go-ahead regarding the alleged contravention, they will then be expected to take further steps against Mr. Munroe.”

Luzipo has also called on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to investigate possible abuse of permit by Munroe.

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