Operations suspended at Zondereinde mine
The management of Northam Platinum Limited advises that an employee of the company’s Zondereinde mine in Limpopo was killed in an act of violence in the town of Northam (approximately 20km from the mine) on Sunday afternoon 5 June 2016.
Zondereinde management will provide any assistance requested by the SAPS in its investigation. The assailant and motive are unknown at this time.
Management has condemned the violence and has expressed sympathy with the family and colleagues of the deceased employee, while it seeks to assist the family.
Following this incident sporadic incidents of intimidation and violence have spread to the mine. Operations at the mine have been temporarily suspended.
Management is seeking to meet with employee representatives, while security and the SAPS are attempting to calm the situation.
6 June 2016
Russell & Associates
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Marion Brower +27 71 493 0387
Jan Walker +27 71 493 0429