The IFP Spokesperson for Mineral and
Energy Affairs, Mr Eric Lucas today expressed the Party's
condolences with the families of the five men who were killed at
the Gold Fields Driefontein mine this week.
Mr Lucas said:
"The IFP is saddened by the deaths of
five miners this week at Gold Fields Driefontien mine. We
express our condolences to the families of the men who died and
our hearts are also with the men who have survived this
"The need for a summit on mine safety
is reinforced by this latest dreadful loss of life. We are
committed to ensuring the safety of all our workers and we find
it unacceptable, under any circumstances, that any workers are
put in danger or can loose their lives in order to provide for
themselves and their families."