The Labour Department has confirmed that it completed the first phase of the inquiry into the events leading up to the fatal Rheinmetall Denel Munition incident a day earlier than scheduled.
The Department of Employment and Labour took to Twitter on Wednesday, 5 May 2021, to provide an update on its investigation into the fatal Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) incident. Earlier in the week, the department announced that it has been tasked with further probing the incident that claimed eight lives in 2018.
It is believed that an internal report already noted that negligence was the cause of the incident. Moreover, that safety protocol was flouted. However, the ongoing investigation is focused on getting witnesses to provide accounts of the events that led up to the fatal incident. The first phase was concluded on Wednesday, a day ahead of schedule.
The statement read, “The inquiry moved faster than expected as one witness declined due to Covid scare and another is only available on Friday. The attorneys and presiding officer agreed that they will interview them during the next round which is set for 5-7 July 2021.”
See the post below.
[Update] The first session of inquiry appointed to investigate events leading into the Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) fatal incidence completed its evidence gathering exercise today (5 May) – a day earlier than scheduled.
— Department of Employment and Labour (@deptoflabour) May 5, 2021