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Vat jou goed en trek, judge tells farmer who stalled vital mine ...

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Vat jou goed en trek, judge tells farmer who stalled vital mine expansion

Lazarus Mosala pushed his luck too far when he tried to extract yet more money from Sishen Iron Ore

Cape Town bureau chief

Lazarus Mosala single-handedly stopped the expansion of one of the world’s biggest opencast mines for years by refusing to leave the land where his animals graze.

In the process, he extracted concessions worth more than R8.6m from Sishen Iron Ore.  But he overplayed his hand when he made a last-minute demand for R1.5m in cash and monthly royalties on the Northern Cape mine’s output.

Sishen took him to court, and on Wednesday the Kimberley high court gave him 14 days to vacate land that is destined to become a massive mine dump...

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