gavel thumb100 ANA reports that Hawks in Northern Cape said on Wednesday that four men convicted of illegal mining were sentenced in the Port Nolloth Magistrate's Court to 12 months imprisonment or a R6,000 fine.  

The four were arrested for trespassing and illegal mining on 24 April in the De Beers mining area in Kleinzee.  Upon the arrest, their mining implements were seized.  Additionally, they were sentenced to 6 months imprisonment or a R2,000 fine suspended for five years on condition that they do not commit similar offences during such period.


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