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handcuffsThe New Age writes that the law is taking its course in two separate cases where illegal miners (zama zamas) were allegedly involved in violence which resulted in deaths.  

A group of 17 zama zamas, who were arrested on Thursday last week after they opened fire on police in an open field in Boksburg, resulting in four of the miners being killed by the police, were due to appear in court on Monday .  A member of Ekurhuleni metro police was also slightly wounded in the face.  The arrested suspects will be charged with attempted murder, possession of illegal firearms and ammunition and illegal immigration as they are believed to be Lesotho nationals.  Meanwhile, the six illegal miners who allegedly killed a 41-year-old police sergeant near Cooke One plant mining shaft in Randfontein on Thursday will also appear in court on Monday for murder.  The policeman died on the scene after he was shot in the upper body.  He was a member of the Johannesburg mounted unit which was on duty patrolling the mining area.  On a follow up investigation, police arrested six suspects who are being questioned relating to the murder of the officer.

  • Read this report by Dikeledi Molobela in full at The New Age

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