- BlueRock Diamonds vowed Friday to defend a £55,000 claim made by former chief executive Riaan Visser against the company, saying the lawsuit had 'no merit.'

Visser had submitted a claim for ZAR 975,000 (£55,000) concerning the use of a generator in 2016.

The amount had originally been included in his original claim announced on 23 February 2017, but subsequently removed by him, the company said. 'The company's legal advice is that Mr Visser's claims have no merit and the Company intends to defend them vigorously,' BlueRock Diamonds said.

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