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Copperbelt PS Threatens to Spill the Beans on Black Mountain

Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe has threatened to spill the beans on shadowy dealings over the controversial Black Mountain in Kitwe.

Nundwe made the threats when he announced the suspension of operations at the Black Mountain in the aftermath of the 10 deaths of illegal miners.

He said much as the accident that claimed 10 lives after the mountain collapsed, it would have been avoidable had safety measures been put in place by the group that operated there.

“I am a reserved person, if you see me talking that means there is something…you will not see me reacting anyhow like a fool, no I don’t operate like that. I don’t want to see anybody touching this mountain, not even the police officers, don’t even go closer to it,” Nundwe said.

He said, “There was deficiency in our preparations, initially operations shouldn’t even have started, you look at the frequency of machines coming no one can go at the apex of the mountain and start operating and someone is below here? And theY should start monitoring here..get involved as well,”

Nundwe further said the accident at the black mountain was a collective responsibility and no individual needed to be blamed.

“Let me tell you, I have not been given the spirit of timidity or fear I have the boldness to make sure I curb the situation in this province, I want to repeat that Copperbelt should not just be known for illegal things,” he said.

And when asked about why operations continued at the Black Mountain with safety concerns still lingering,”There are certain things where when senior people are mute you need to be mute as well”.

9 Comments

  1. Moses

    This is what we call leadership. Accepting blame & not passing unpalatable comments distancing & oneself like our mines minister Musukwa. It’s shame & embarrassment to the appointing authourity

  2. coco

    Criminality and corruption and political expedience in PF leadership murdered those citizens .
    When they were brutalising PF’s political opponents , they were good cadres but they have now been disowned in this difficult time after being used .

  3. Abraham Lucky

    Just close, the black mountain. i blame pf govt & the jerabo guys.

  4. moses k

    The minister of mines I wonder if he has been a miner. The challenge we have is the most executive of pf don’t understand what they say hence such deaths which could have been avoided. He was on record defending the government and bearly after a day we loose lives. If it were in developed countries he would have just resigned

  5. jimmy simwaba

    Condolence to all beleaved families may God be with you

  6. jimmy simwaba

    Death is something that has no freindship
    If those knew that there were going to die ,they would have not left there homes now since it was matter of time which God had prepated .Everyone has his/her time,place where to be buried,the day of dying ,cause of death,hour,year and a place where you are going to die .so please let us not blame one another.Let us pray to our Father Jehovah for our bereaved famlies

  7. Jim simwaba

    Death is something that has no freindship
    If those knew that there were going to die ,they would have not left there homes now since it was matter of time which God had prepated .Everyone has his/her time,place where to be buried,the day of dying ,cause of death,hour,year and a place where you are going to die .so please let us not blame one another.Let us pray to our Father Jehovah for our bereaved famlies

  8. Changwe

    Even me am brimming the pf government to allow those guys to go in pit.

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