Sibanye-Stillwater has regrettably advised that the body of the employee who went missing on the morning of 19 September 2021, was located at approximately 19:15 on 22 September 2021
This follows extensive and ongoing search efforts by the mine search and rescue teams. The body of the deceased employee was found in a back area on 36 level at Thuthukani shaft.
This area was some distance from, and a level below, where he had been carrying out electrical maintenance work with his team on Sunday morning. After completing the work, the employee separated from his team for unknown reasons.
The board and management of Sibanye-Stillwater extends sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased employee and express their gratitude to the mines search and rescue personnel for their tireless efforts under extremely trying circumstances.
A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident, including the reasons the employee ventured into an area he should not have been in, will be carried out.