Psychologist can sue mining giant for ‘maliciously’ reporting her

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Psychologist can sue mining giant for ‘maliciously’ reporting her

She believes this was an attempt to cover up her diagnosis that eight workers had manganism

Tania Broughton

After 12 years, a KwaZulu-Natal psychologist has been given court sanction to sue mining giant Assmang Ltd for “maliciously” reporting her to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Linda Holden believes this was an attempt to “neutralise” and cover up her diagnosis that eight workers at the company’s Cato Ridge plant had manganism.

In 2006, 10 Assmang employees were permanently disabled after alleged exposure to high levels of toxic manganese dust...

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