The Independent Newspaper reports that Billionaire, Johan Rupert, sold Jagersfontein assets to Stargems Holdings, a global diamond cutting and polishing company, in April 2022.
The dam at Jagersfontein collapsed last week, resulting in the death of four people and injury of 70.
Community leaders told the newspaper that the dam has been leaking for years and Rupert was warned in 2019.
The community leaders claim that instead of fixing the dam, Rupert paid bribes to community leaders to stop raising the issue. Some community leaders became informers for Rupert.
Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Independent newspaper – 18 September 2022.