HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED - Rescue at Harmony's Kusasalethu Mine ConcludedRelease Date: 31/08/2017 13:42:00 Code(s): HAR PDF(s):
Rescue at Harmony's Kusasalethu Mine Concluded
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
JSE share code: HAR
(“Harmony” or “the company”)
RESCUE AT HARMONY’S KUSASALETHU MINE CONCLUDED
Johannesburg. Thursday, 31 August 2017. It is with great sadness that Harmony Gold
Mining Company Limited (“Harmony” and/or “the company”) advises that rescue
workers have located and recovered the bodies of the two remaining mineworkers
who were unaccounted for until now, following a seismic event that resulted in a
fall of ground at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville on Friday, 25 August
2017. All of the employees who were trapped underground, are now accounted for.
Harmony’s board of directors and management, expressed their heartfelt condolences
to the families, friends and colleagues of Mr Matuba, Mr Mokhele and Mr Mokemane
(all stope team members) and Mr Moganedi and Mr Sethafuno (both rock drill
operators) who have lost their lives as a result of this tragic incident.
“Our condolences go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.
We will continue to provide the necessary support to the families of the deceased.
We are grateful to our colleagues and the scores of volunteer members of Mine
Rescue Services from across South Africa for their unwavering commitment to the
rescue operation. These rescue teams have demonstrated the utmost professionalism
and courage under exceptionally challenging circumstances. We thank the Department
of Mineral Resources (DMR), the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union
(AMCU) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) for their collaboration that
has made this possible,” said Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony.
Investigations into the incident, involving representatives of the company,
organised labour and the health and safety directorate of the DMR will take place.
For more details contact:
Investor Relations Manager
+27 (0) 071 607 1498 (mobile)
Group Communcations Manager
+27 (0) 83 722 5467 (mobile)
Marian van der Walt
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations
+27 (0) 82 888 1242 (mobile)
Johannesburg, South Africa
31 August 2017
J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited.
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