Sibanye-Stillwater gives an update on 900+ miners still trapped underground

Around 950 miners are trapped underground at Sibanye-Stillwater's Beatrix mine in the Free State.

Sibanye says a storm knocked out power on Wednesday night, preventing evening shift workers from exiting the mine.

Sixty-four workers have been rescued since Wednesday night but over 900 others remain stranded.

Mine officials say the workers are not in danger and that food and water have been delivered to them.

We’ve currently got generators there and we are trying to link them up to the hoist in order to bring the people to surface, but we are experiencing some difficulties with the circuit that may be linked to the surge relating to the storm and the power issue.

James Wellsted, Sibanye-Stillwater

They have all been accounted for, they’re at the waiting station. And we are providing food and water. So, we hope to get them out really soon

James Wellsted, Sibanye-Stillwater

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Sibanye-Stillwater Head of Investor Relations James Wellsted.

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