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UPDATING STATEMENT: BUS ACCIDENT

Johannesburg, South Africa. Friday, 18 March 2011. DRDGOLD Limited confirms with regret that an employee injured in this mornings bus accident at its Blyvooruitzicht mine near Carletonville has died, soon after admission to hospital.

Johannesburg, South Africa. Friday, 18 March 2011. DRDGOLD Limited confirms with regret that an employee injured in this mornings bus accident at its Blyvooruitzicht mine near Carletonville has died, soon after admission to hospital.

This brings to eight the number of employees who have died in the accident.

It is understood that some 37 other employees have been injured. A number of emergency rescue services were involved in transferring the injured to various local hospitals. The number and condition of the injured will be confirmed as soon as possible.

The bus, operated by a transport company under contract to the mine, was transporting day shift workers from the mines hostel to its No 4 Shaft when the accident occurred. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

Queries:
James Duncan
Russell & Associates
082 892 8052

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