‘Tougher mine safety’
MINISTER of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane said yesterday that the Kusasalethu mine incident, in which five mineworkers lost their lives, should be a “turning point” in the health and safety of the country’s mining industry.
“We will begin to be tough in exercising our powers on regulatory issues like this,” Zwane said. “I have told the inspectors to leave no stone unturned. We must see what management has done to remedy the situation of health and safety.”
Zwane was speaking after his meeting with Harmony Gold’s management about the accident that occurred at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville on Friday last week. – ANA