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mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Harmony Gold management was on Friday due to brief Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on the seismic incident a week ago that killed five mineworkers at the Kusasalethu mine.  

The Chief Inspector of Mines and the department’s inspectors, who were part of the rescue teams, were expected to present Zwane with a seismic incident report.  On Thursday, the bodies of the last two of the five trapped mineworkers were recovered, nearly a week after the seismic incident.  “We will continue to provide the necessary support to the families of the deceased.  We are grateful to our colleagues and the scores of volunteer members of Mine Rescue Services from across South Africa for their unwavering commitment to the rescue operation,” Harmony CE Peter Steenkamp said.  Investigations into the incident, involving representatives of Harmony Gold, organised labour and the health and safety directorate of the DMR, will be taking place.

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