Police Minister Bheki Cele hosted a crime imbizo in Kagiso this weekend and on the agenda was zama zamas in the area
President Cyril Ramaphosa says teams have been set up to ‘deal with’ illegal mining and zama zamas in South Africa.
The Ministerial Crime Combatting Imbizo by the police will take place in Krugersdorp and Kagiso following violence in the two areas.
With over 3000 supporters so far, the DA has started an online petition that seeks intervention to collapse illegal mining on the West Rand
All the ‘zama-zamas’ are in police custody, after they abandoned bail, owing to their illegal status in South Africa.
Gauteng police say they managed to retrieve at least 15 bodies from a mining hole in Germiston, east of Johannesburg
Police confirmed that they are investigating the wrapped-up body – suspected to be linked to illegal mining- that was found in Benoni on Sunday.
Six suspected Zama Zamas with various explosive devices were recently arrested during a stop and search operation in Bothaville
The remains of the suspected mineworkers were discovered wrapped in sacks at an abandoned mine shaft in Orkney, just outside Klerksdorp in the North West
The bodies of twenty men suspected to be illegal miners commonly known as “zama zamas, were found in white plastic bags in Orkney.
Ten tons of gold-bearing material seized and two people arrested at illegal gold-processing facility.