JOHANNESBURG- Two Sibanye Stillwater miners were found dead at the Stillwater Mine in the West Rand after their bodies were brought to the surface.
Spokesperson James Wellsted says investigations are underway.“We certainly send our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased employees. It’s a very unfortunate incident. They’ve been brought to the surface by now, they were located a long time ago.”
Parliament chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo says legislation should also look at compensating families for the loss of life. “We need to look even into those issues. Who takes responsibility? If you invest for an example there, it could be possible that it would be incident based. The lesser incidents of fatalities, the lesser someone contributes in terms of that particular compensation fund.”
It is understood the miners were trapped during a rockfall near a seismic event.
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