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handcuffsNews24 reports that more than 30 alleged illegal miners (zama zamas) were arrested on Tuesday morning during a police operation at the Krugersdorp Old Gold Mine in West Village.  

According to a police statement, the police pounced on a group of more than 30 illegal miners during the operation.  "Four suspects, aged between 30 and 35, were found in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition of different calibres as well as explosives," police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said.  She indicated that the area was known for a gang of illegal miners who terrorised the community during the night and then hid out at the Old Mogale mine.  The suspects are due to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

  • Read the original of the above report by Alex Mitchley at News24

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