The Labour Department has confirmed that it has launched another investigation into the fatal Rheinmetall Denel Munition incident, which left eight people dead, three years later.
The Department of Employment and Labour took to Twitter on Tuesday, 4 May 2021, to share a statement affirming that it has launched an investigation into the events leading up to the fatal Rheinmetall Denel Munition incident. The statement also indicated that the incident took place in 2018 and resulted in the passing of eight people. In 2019, an internal report found that due process was not followed when ensuring the safety of the materials.
The statement read, “The commission is hearing testimony from all interested parties as to what transpired during that fatal day. Once the commission of inquiry has established what had happened, it will compile a report and send recommendations to the department’s Chief Inspector who in turn will hand over the report to the National Prosecutions for consideration in case there was negligence.”
The commission is set to hear the testimonies of 27 witnesses before submitting its recommendations. The investigation is set to be concluded on Thursday, 6 May 2021.
See the post below.
[Media Advisory] The inquiry appointed by the Department of Employment and Labour to investigate events leading into the Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) fatal incidence got underway this week and will continue until Thursday.
Details here: https://t.co/UjSOosIIKL pic.twitter.com/l9Ij1LfVZE
— Department of Employment and Labour (@deptoflabour) May 5, 2021