Royal Bafokeng Platinum, the JSE-listed platinum producer in South Africa, reported a fatality at its Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM) North shaft on Monday.

Royal Bafokeng Platinum announced that employee, Thabang Clemente Frederick Mokone, employed as a box controller assistant at BRPM North shaft, was fatally injured during a conveyor belt accident which occurred on Thursday, 12 May 2016.

All conveyor belt operations have been suspended at BRPM North shaft pending a full investigation into the accident, which has commenced in conjunction with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

Royal Bafokeng Platinum remains committed to keeping its workforce safe from any harm the company said in a statement on Monday.

The board of directors and management extend their sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mokone.