Anglo Gold officials to visit Savuka Mine site in the wake of tremor

Anglo Gold says waiting until it’s safe for officials & Mineral Resources officials to go down the shafts.

A mine shaft. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Anglo Gold officials say it should be safe enough to visit the Savuka Mine tomorrow in the wake of a 3.5 magnitude tremor.

Two mine workers were killed in the quake at the Carletonville mine.

Anglo Gold says it's been waiting until it is completely safe for mine officials and representatives from the Department of Mineral Resources to go down the shafts.

Spokesperson Stewart Bailey said, "After any significant safety-related event, there would always be an official investigation by the [Department of Mineral Resources] and we'd supplement that investigation with our own internal investigation to ensure that we can learn everything we can from the event to do what we can to ensure it doesn't happen again."

It's the latest tragedy after three workers were trapped underground when a container they were working in sunk during a rock fall at the Lily Mine in February.

Anglo Gold said contact had been made with the families of the deceased in the Eastern Cape and Lesotho.

Yesterday, Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane sent his condolences to the families of two mine workers.