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Armed robbery at ERGO gold plant

Johannesburg, South Africa. 22 October 2019. DRDGOLD Limited has disclosed that an armed gang gained entry to its ERGO plant at Brakpan last night (Monday, 21 October 2019), in the process fatally wounding Chief Security Officer Bart Coetzee during an exchange of gun fire.

DRDGOLD’s Board of Directors extend their deepest condolences to Mr Coetzee’s family, colleagues and friends.

DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius commented: “We are outraged by this callous and cowardly attack and will give our full support to the South African Police Service to ensure that these criminals, and the people they work for, are brought to justice.”

The gang escaped with a quantity of calcine concentrate, estimated to contain up to 17kg of gold.

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