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Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater advises that the mine rescue teams have located and retrieved the body of the fifth employee that went missing at its Kloof Ikamva mine.

Sibanye-Stillwater reported on Monday, 11 June 2018, that there had been an incident at its Kloof Ikamva shaft involving five employees who entered an abandoned working place.

Sadly, three employees were retrieved and declared deceased and mine rescue teams had located the deceased body of the fourth missing employee in the abandoned stope ore pass at its Kloof Ikamva shaft.

The search for the fifth employee continued and further updates were issued when more information became available.

The Minerals Council of South Africa extended its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased and offered its hopes to the family of the missing miner for his safe return.

However, the bodies of all five employees have now been recovered and sadly five colleagues lost their lives in this tragic accident.

A thorough investigation by management and the Department of Mineral Resources and other stakeholders will be performed to understand the events and actions leading to this incident.

In addition the board and management of Sibanye-Stillwater wishes to express its sincere condolences to friends and family of the deceased employees and those impacted by this devastating loss of lives.

“We thank everyone involved in the rescue operations, especially the mine rescue teams and our own employees, who have worked tirelessly for the last three days.”