Gamsberg Mine Incident & Rescue Update


VZI Gamsberg update – 19 November 2020 pm, Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) has confirmed that one of the two missing colleagues have been recovered from its Gamsberg South Pit site following a geotechnical incident that took place during the early morning of Tuesday, 17 November.

The deceased has been identified as Melvin Rodney Saal, 45. Mr Saal held the position of Load and Haul Foreman at Moolmans (Pty) Ltd. He is survived by his wife and three children.

All of us at VZI and Moolmans are extremely saddened and have sent our heartfelt sympathy to Melvin’s family. We commit to assisting the family, now and in the weeks and months to come. Our deepest condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues.

The wellbeing of our employees is very important to us, and counselling is available for the family and all colleagues.

VZI confirms that the search and rescue operation to find our remaining colleague, still unaccounted for, is continuing and will remain the mine’s absolute focus.