Illegal miners arrested.

Wayne Boonzaaier
21 August 2016

Seventy illegal miners, all foreigners, will appear in the Welkom Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of attempted theft of gold bearing material, trespassing, and immigration laws, Free State police said.

Mine security called the Welkom police to inform them about illegal miners coming out from underground in the Eland shaft mine in Welkom on Friday, Captain Stephen Thakeng said.

After arriving at the scene, police arrested 70 illegal miners with the assistance of mine security officers.


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