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hawksANA reports that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) said on Thursday that they had arrested six men for corruption, illegal dealing in precious metals, possession of gold and theft at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu gold mine.  

The illegal miners were alleged to have been operating underground since November 2016.  They were arrested, following a tip-off, as they tried to make their way out of the mine just before midnight on Wednesday.  A security guard working at the mine was arrested, along with the illegal miners, for allegedly accepting bribes from the illegal miners, commonly referred to as Zama Zamas.  Since the beginning of the investigation into the illegal mining activities at Kusasalethu in April 2017 to date, gold bearing material to the value of R150,400 has been seized and a total amount of R73,000.

  • Read this report in full at Business Report
  • See too, Mine security guard arrested with Zama Zamas, at News24

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