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News: Integrated disruptive illegal mining operations continue to yield results as a number of suspected illegal miners get arrested

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng


PARKTOWN - The integrated disruptive illegal mining operations that are conducted weekly, focusing at affected districts such as Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and West Rand continue to yield positive results as more than 90 undocumented foreign nationals who are suspected to be illegal miners were arrested this week, from Wednesday, 27 December 2023 to date.

During the operations, the police seized illegal mining tools that included, pendukas, penduka stands, generators, gad cylinders, jack hammers, steel balls, gold bearing material, welding machine, water pump motors and two live ammunition of a rifle. Illegal mining sites were also disrupted and dismantled.

The law enforcement agencies will continue with these disruptive operations in the province and members of the community are called on to work together with the police in fighting crime by reporting any criminal activities to Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or anonymously give tip-offs on MySapsApp.


Media Enquiries:
Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi
079 136 1023


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