S. African president urges solutions to “unacceptable rate of death” in mines – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, May 5 (Xinhua) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday called for solutions to “the unacceptable rate of death” in the country’s mines following the death of seven miners.

He made the appeal after the death toll at a South African mine had risen to seven following initial reports that four workers had passed away.

Repeated earthquakes struck the Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein mine near Carletonville, Gauteng Province on Thursday and Friday, trapping a total of 13 miners. Six other miners were injured and rescued.

Ramaphosa voiced hope that the investigation into the Driefontein disaster “will identify the causes of the incident and lead to solutions that will address the unacceptable rate of death in South African mines.”

“We should spare no cost and no…

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