Miners trapped after seismic incident at Tau Lekoa Mine

Supra Mahumapelo has urged mine authorities and rescue operators to work around the clock to recover the bodies of two trapped mine workers.

FILE: Four mineworkers were trapped underground on Saturday following a seismic incident. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has urged mine authorities and rescue operators to work around the clock to recover the bodies of two mine workers trapped at the Tau Lekoa Mine.

Four mineworkers were trapped underground on Saturday following a seismic incident.

The bodies of the two mine workers have since been recovered.

Mahumapelo has expressed shock and conveyed condolences to all the families of the deceased mineworkers.

Spokesperson Brian Motswambung says the provincial government has also called on authorities at the mine to investigate the matter.

“The premier would like to call on the mine authorities to look into investigating the matter in order to find the actual cause of this occurrence.”

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is expected to visit the site on Monday, 24 July.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)