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

13 June 2018 8:21 AM
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NUM Dep President Joseph Montisetse say it seems they wanted to explore the place for development but should have had clearance.

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.

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13 June 2018 8:21 AM
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