Zimplats has confirmed a mine fatality incident that occurred at the company’s Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro- Ngezi.
According to the company spokesman Busi Chindove the tragic incident occurred at 0950hrs this Sunday the 14th of February 2021.
“Zimplats is deeply saddened to confirm a mine fatality incident that occurred at the company’s Ngwarati mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi. Sadly, one employee working for one of the company’s contractors, succumbed to injuries sustained in the incident that occurred when a high wall collapsed at the Ngwarati Mine box-cut (entrance to the mine),” she said.
Chindove added that the company’s Chief Executive Officer Alex Mhembere said that the rest of the employees who were underground when the incident occurred have been safely evacuated by the Zimplats Proto Team.
“It is indeed a difficult time for the whole Zimplats family. Our sincere condolences go to the family, colleagues, and friends of the deceased,” said Mr Mhembere.
Chindove said that as a company Zimplats remain committed to delivering a safe working environment for all their employees.