NUM accuses Implats bosses of choosing profits over lives after NW mine deaths

Three bodies were recovered at the Rustenburg mine a during search and rescue operation on Monday night. Two other miners were rescued.

Impala Platinum Mine in Rustenburg. Picture: implats.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has accused Impala Platinum mine bosses of prioritising profits over lives.

Three bodies were recovered at the Rustenburg mine during a search and rescue operation on Monday night.

Two other miners were rescued.

The NUM's Justice Mabasa said that they were planning a march.

In a separate incident, another miner died at a different shaft also at an Implats mine on Saturday.