ERGO gold plant armed robbery

By | 2019-11-04T13:13:44+00:00 October 28th, 2019|

DRDGOLD’s ERGO plant was attacked on the night of Monday 21 October 2019, where an armed gang escaped with approximately 17kg of gold.

An armed robbery took place at DRDGOLD’s Ergo gold plant. Image credit: Pixabay

An armed robbery took place at DRDGOLD’s Ergo gold plant. Image credit: Pixabay

There was an exchange of fire between security and the armed gang. Unfortunately, in the process, chief security officer Bart Coetzee was shot and fatally wounded. In a press release, DRDGOLD’s board of directors extended their condolences to Coetzee’s family, colleagues and friends.

“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,” commented DRDGOLD CEO, Niël Pretorius.