UASA notes with great concern the incident that took place at Sibanye-Stillwater Thembelani shaft.
While we are not fully aware of the events leading to the incident, we want to make it clear that mine safety should be top priority at all mines in South Africa.
Miners should have the surety from mining companies that everything has been done to ensure their safety while at work. Incidents like the one at Thembelani shaft should never happen. We are going to engage with management to find out how this happened and what measures are they going to put in place to ensure it never happens again.