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Sibanye StillwaterEWN reports that Sibanye-Stillwater management is hopeful that retrieval operations at its Ikamva shaft will come to an end soon.  

The search for a fifth miner was still underway at midday on Tuesday after the bodies of three other employees were retrieved from the shaft overnight.  A fourth miner was located and declared deceased in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  The five miners entered the abandoned shaft with poor ventilation on Monday and are said to have died from heat exhaustion.  Mine management declared that a process to retrieve the body of the fourth miner was underway.  Spokesperson Thabsile Phumo advised that an investigation was underway to determine how the miners ended up in the shaft as it was abandoned and not operational.  At least 18 people have died at the precious metals producer’s mines this year, including seven who were trapped underground at the Masakhane mine last month.

  • A short report by Kgomotso Modise at EWN
  • Read too, Mantashe condemns mineworkers’ deaths at Sibanye, at The Citizen

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