The area infested by Zama-zama gangs was raided by the police specialised units who arrested suspects with dangerous weapons.
Fearless gun-wielding Zama-Zamas have challenged Minister of Police Bheki Cele to deploy something better than the police.
In a tragic incident in Johannesburg, South Africa, five lives were lost as a result of a deadly shootout between rival illegal mining gangs.
Upon their arrival at the informal settlement, the officers were met with a barrage of gunfire from the male and female suspects.
According to Limpopo authorities, the alleged illegal miners became trapped underground and eventually suffocated
Zama Zama illegal mining kingpins to spend Christmas behind bars after they were denied bail for the second time
Nearly of half of the alleged zama-zamas are foreign nationals who authorities suspect are in the country illegally
The Department of Mineral Resources has welcomed the arrests of 20 people suspected of being illegal miners in Stilfontein, North West
Four wounded bodies of men believed to be illegal miners from Lesotho were found in different spots in Limpopo.
Local authorities arrived at the scene on Wednesday and say the victims are suspected zama-zamas who were shot, stabbed and burnt to death
Locals reportedly clashed with suspected zama-zamas, even destroying shacks used by them for their illegal activities
Calls are being made for the SA government to put together a specialist mining police unit to crack down on illegal miners.
Authorities in Limpopo say they’ll continue with their drive to clamp down on illegal mining after arresting nearly 60 suspects recently
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