South African Police Minister Bheki Cele delivered a stern warning to zama zamas operating in the Riverlea area of Johannesburg.South African Police Minister Bheki Cele delivered a
The warning came during an imbizo, or community gathering, held on Friday in response to community protests ignited by the shocking discovery of five bodies suspected to be illegal
The minister addressed concerned citizens, assuring them that the government is committed to eradicating this illicit activity that poses significant risks to lives and the city’
Minister Cele’s address shed light on the ongoing crackdown against illegal mining operations.
He emphasized that the scope of the operation extended beyond the zama zamas, as arrests have been made involving “middlemen” who facilitate the trade of illegally obtained min
The minister refuted claims that only the laborers were being targeted, revealing that those higher up in the illegal mining hierarchy were also facing the heat.