Platinum group metals miner Atlatsa Resources has announced the death of an employee at its Bokoni platinum mine’s Brakfontein shaft.

The deceased, Kutume Reuben Mabotha, who was working at Bokoni as a miner’s assistant at the time, was fatally injured in a water-related incident on Friday 9 December 2016.

Atlatsa Resources noted in a statement that no other employees were injured in the incident.

The company offered its heartfelt condolences to Mabotha’s family, friends and colleagues.

Atlatsa said that an investigation into the incident has begun in conjunction with South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources.

Pending the outcome of the investigation, the mine has instituted its own internal audit and safety procedures in order to take the necessary remedial actions.