Sibanye-Stillwater mine is still adamant that it upheld its responsibilities by ensuring the safety of all mineworkers that were trapped underground at its Beatrix gold mine in the northern Free State this week.
Sibanye spokesperson James Wellsted insists that all the decisions the company took were in the best interests of the safety of their workers.
Nine-hundred-and-55 miners spent almost two days underground as management borrowed a generator from another mine to rescue them. Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane visited the mine on Friday and met with management.
Zwane announced after the meeting that operations at the mine would remain suspended until proper investigations are conducted.
“We have agreed in the meeting that we are going to follow due processes to ensure the safety of everybody and allow the mine to operate once we have followed those processes. And the management is happy, we are happy about that.”