The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila says his ministry has initiated investigations on the BCL Mine accident to get to the root cause and will contract an independent safety auditor to look into the safety at BCL. Mokaila said: "It is with great sadness that last night just after 9pm, I was informed of a fatal accident involving personnel transport underground at the BCL mine carrying ten (10) employees who were on their regular night shift at the South East Extension. Of the ten, four (4) fatalities have been confirmed while six (6) are critical. I would further like to assure the nation that, May the Souls of the departed Rest in Peace and we also wish those hospitalised a speedy recovery. May I further request that we afford the families of the affected employees the support and privacy during this difficult time".