‘Ex-mine workers are no longer under trade unions, and this renders them voiceless and incapable of demanding social justice for the sickness that they incurred while working in the mines,’ the archbishop said in a statement.
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“To those who incite this violence and looting for political ends, we call upon them to rise above political interests, to protect life, and to preserve the common good,” the bishop said.
Amid the latest drought season for the region, more than 2.3 million people have been left on the verge of starvation and their situation has been aggravated by the coronavirus lockdown.
In addition to the robbery and damage, and more concerning to the Church, the vandalism included Eucharistic desecration.