Department of Labour: Engineers set to testify in Tongaat Mall inquiry this week

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

Engineers are set to give testimony before the Thongathi (Tongaat) Mall Commission of Inquiry when it convenes this week.

The Thongathi Mall Commission of Inquiry, which was appointed by the Department of Labour (DoL), will this week hold a two-day session starting on Thursday (September 4-5) to hear further testimony from engineers on the possible causes of the structural collapse of the Mall.

The Commission of Inquiry was appointed to investigate the causes of the collapse of the mall in Durban on 19 November 2013, that led to the death of two workers and injury to 29.

The Section 32 hearing instituted by the Department of Labour in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act has to date heard testimony from the foreman, engineers, sub-contractors and the Ethekwini Municipality, and property developer

The commission’s hearings are held in the North Coast Town of Thongathi at the local municipal offices. The hearings are held between 9am to 5pm. 

Photo caption: UNDER SPOTLIGHT... ACommission of Inquiry was appointed to investigate the causes of the collapse of the mall on 19 November 2013, that led to the death of two workers and injury to 29.