NUM: It looks like these people were led into disused shaft by the shift boss

The search for a missing miner is continuing at Sibanye-Stillwater's Kikamva shaft this morning.

It has been over 24hours since four other miners including the shift supervisor died underground. The group is said to have died of heat exhaustion after going down a disused shaft in Westonaria on Monday.

It looks like these people were led by the shift boss.

Joseph Montisetse, NUM Deputy President

READ: Reason for miners being in abandoned Sibanye shaft to be investigated

We have to understand that the shift boss is the senior supervisor. It looks like these people were taken there by the shift boss because he also died with them.

Joseph Montisetse, NUM Deputy President

They wanted to explore the place to start a new development in that place.

Joseph Montisetse, NUM Deputy President

Montisetse says she shift boss could not take miners to that particular shaft without clearance from other managers. He says they should have been informed by a geological survey which confirmed there are minerals there.

Take a listen to NUM below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Reason for miners being in abandoned Sibanye shaft to be investigated

Reason for miners being in abandoned Sibanye shaft to be investigated

The bodies of four of the five miners who were trapped at Sibanye-Stillwater mine have been found.

Three miners still trapped underground at Sibanye Stillwater mine

Three miners still trapped underground at Sibanye Stillwater mine

The mine's head of investor relations James Wellsted gives an update on miners trapped underground, while four have died.

NUM's health and safety measure concerns in mining sector after miners trapped

NUM's health and safety measure concerns in mining sector after miners trapped

NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu says it is worrying that Sibanye-Stillwater’s Beatrix mine did not have an emergency exit.

[LISTEN] 955 trapped Sibanye Gold miners rescued

[LISTEN] 955 trapped Sibanye Gold miners rescued

Nine hundred and fifty-five miners have resurfaced after being trapped underground since Wednesday night.

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

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

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

Popular articles
 In the market for a 2nd hand car? Here are some tips to buy it on a budget!

In the market for a 2nd hand car? Here are some tips to buy it on a budget!

In the car feature, our very own car guy Tumelo Maketekete shares some tips and tricks to buying a car on a R100 000 budget.

Signs your jealousy may be getting unhealthy

Signs your jealousy may be getting unhealthy

Managing jealousy has become increasingly important, particularly with the evolving structure of modern relationships says Dr Eve.

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Tensions are rife in the East Joburg township as the community attacked and killed criminals.

Naked Scientist: Why is it that women live longer than men?

Naked Scientist: Why is it that women live longer than men?

Naked Scientist Chris Smith says there is a range of reasons why this may be true.

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Swartz says he would have done anything to get the R1 million prize money.

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

Former police minister Adriaan Vlok has rejected accusations that former minister Malan was at the centre of a paedophile ring.