Thongathi Mall Commission of Inquiry resumes tomorrow with more testimony from engineer

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Rob Young, an Engineer appointed to investigate the site of the fatal Thongathi (Tongaat) Mall has been recalled to provide further testimony before the Commission of Inquiry.

Young, an Engineer with 45 years of experience will take the stand in a session planned for two-days, starting Thursday (September 18 &19). Young had previously appeared before the Thongathi Mall Commission of Inquiry on 22 July 2014.

The Department of Labour-appointed Thongathi Mall Commission of Inquiry was set-up to uncover the causes of the Thongathi (Tongaat) Mall structural collapse that led to the death of two people and injury to 29 on November 19 last year.

The Sections 32 hearing was instituted by the Department of Labour in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act – to gather evidence against parties whose negligence resulted in occupational injuries and death of workers following the collapse of the Mall. 

The hearings are being held at the North Coast town of oThongathi at the local Municipal Offices. 

Photo caption: UNDER SPOTLIGHT... A Commission 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.