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handcuffsTimesLive reports that 34 suspected undocumented immigrants were due to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after they were arrested during a raid on illegal mining operations.  

Two others arrested after the raid in Matholeville‚ Johannesburg‚ on Wednesday have been charged with possession of explosives and selling alcohol without a liquor licence.  Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Laing said 56 tubes of explosives used for the illegal activities were found in the area.  At least 22 buckets of 20 litres containing gold concentrate and another 32 buckets of 25 litres were seized‚ as well as many other items of equipment.  City Water cut six illegal water connections from the Jo’burg main pipeline, while four shacks used for the illegal operation were demolished.  Laing also said 225 shacks with illegal electrical connections were disconnected from the grid‚ while 1,800kg of cables were confiscated.

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, Amatholesville illegal miners earn up to R20k a week, at The Citizen

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