Police arrested 3 suspects 4 illegal mining

Police arrested 3 suspects for illegal mining. According to a police statement, two of the suspects are South African men aged between the ages of 42 and 53 years old and a 28 year old Lesotho national in Windsorton on Sunday, 28 April 2024. Police spokesperson sergeant Molefi Shemane says the suspects were arrested during Operation Vala Umgodi after police received information that illegal miners were allegedly operating on a privately owned vacant land. Shemane says when police approached the identified mining area, the suspects fled in different directions evading arrest, the police found equipment and mining implements believed to be used by the illegal miners. Provincial commissioner Lieutenant general Koliswa Otola applauded the police for their continued efforts and commitment in the fight against illegal mining in the Frances Baard District. 

Journalist: Tsosangkgotla Mararang
Email: tsosan@radioriverside.co.za

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