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RUSTENBURG - The Lonmin mining company on Monday confirmed the death of one its workers following a fall of ground accident at the company's K3 shaft at Marikana in Rustenburg, North West province.

"LONMIN Plc regrets to announce the death of Tembelani Manyana (46), a team leader, in a fall of ground accident at the Company’s K3 shaft on Sunday 30 September 2018," the company said in a statement.

"Manyana succumbed to head injuries whilst being evacuated from underground. This fatality is sad and disappointing as it ends a successful 15-month fatality-free period at Lonmin."

Lomin said a delegation from the company visited Manyana's wife and family in Elliotdale in the Eastern Cape on Sunday to relay the news.

"Mr. Manyana’s family will receive support from the company. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and friends."

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African News Agency (ANA)