Two trapped Harmony Gold miners still missing

Two trapped miners are still missing at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville.

Harmony Gold spokesperson, Lauren Fourie, says the rescue team is working 24/7 to reach the area where they believe the miners are trapped.

A 1.8 magnitude seismic event took place on Friday causing a rock fall trapping five miners. Three bodies have since been recovered.

Read: Harmony Gold vows to continue the search until all trapped miners are found

Our rescue team are certainly doing their best but we believe we are near to where the miners are trapped. The space is quite confined, we are removing a lot of rock and debris... the area is quite sensitive after last Friday's event...

Lauren Fourie, Harmony Gold Spokesperson

We are trying to reach it as soon as possible but we still have to take precautions.

Lauren Fourie, Harmony Gold Spokesperson

Fourie says they have been in contact with the families of the missing miners and they are providing them with the necessary support during these trying times.

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Harmony Gold vows to continue the search until all trapped miners are found

Harmony Gold vows to continue the search until all trapped miners are found

Five miners were trapped at Kusasalethu gold mine, three bodies were recovered and rescue team is looking for the remaining two.

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," Day celebrated by fans George Lucas' fans of his Star Wars global movie franchise.

Harmony Gold miners stage a sit-in over 'special bonuses'

Harmony Gold miners stage a sit-in over 'special bonuses'

Miners only re-surfaced from the mine shaft after Amcu intervened on Friday saying the company should take full responsibility

Presidential poison plot, Mine fire addressed, Foreign shop owners fear Soweto

Presidential poison plot, Mine fire addressed, Foreign shop owners fear Soweto

A round up of the day's talkers

How does load shedding scheduling work?

How does load shedding scheduling work?

And will the power cuts affect water reservoirs, again? What is the latest in the Senzo Meyiwa killing and we look at the impact of illegal mining.

Popular articles
I worked for that money! - Robert Madzonga (VBS shareholder Vele Investments)

I worked for that money! - Robert Madzonga (VBS shareholder Vele Investments)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Madzonga, who claims innocence and that Chairperson Tshifhiwa Matodzi lied to him.

The sun sets on Zimbabwe’s new dawn as inflation hits 155%

The sun sets on Zimbabwe’s new dawn as inflation hits 155%

Here we go again… The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa Connected Host Lee Kasumba.

'Clicks false-positive pregnancy tests causes a lot of heartbreak'

'Clicks false-positive pregnancy tests causes a lot of heartbreak'

Some of the women who used these tests shared their heartbreaking stories with Business Insider Online.

Tax payers could go back to filing returns manually if Sars system not fixed

Tax payers could go back to filing returns manually if Sars system not fixed

Marc Sevitz of Tax Tim says it is scary to think the system might collapse and taxpayers will have to file manually.

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

News 24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan reports that Zuma was granted the loan despite the fact that he could not afford it.

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Claims have been made that the perfume industry don't want consumers to know the real cost of making these products.

Woman alleges pastor Omotoso began sexually abusing her at 14

Woman alleges pastor Omotoso began sexually abusing her at 14

Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused face multiple charges, including human trafficking, racketeering and rape.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.