Impala Platinum, the JSE-listed platinum miner, confirmed on 17 May that a fall of ground incident occurred at Impala Rustenburg’s 1 Shaft during the morning shift.

Regrettably, Impala Platinum says two employees have been reported missing. A search and rescue operation by mine rescue teams is underway to locate the two missing miners.

All other employees were safely evacuated from the working area.

The full extent and cause of the rock fall has not yet been established as the priority and focus remains Impala Platinum’s search and rescue operation.