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Security officer killed at SA gold plant

Armed robbers have shot and killed a security officer during a break in at a gold processing plant outside Johannesburg.
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DRDGOLD's Ergo plant in South Africa, where a man was killed last night

Staff reporter

South African producer DRDGOLD said in a statement an armed gang gained entry to the company's ERGO plant at Brakpan on Monday night, and that chief security officer Bart Coetzee was fatally wounded during an exchange of gunfire.

"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."

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