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117 Illegal miners to appear in Evander Magistrates' Court
117 Illegal miners to appear in Evander Magistrates' Court An Intelligence driven sting operation was executed yesterday morning at the old mines in Leslie and Evander near Secunda, by different police units in Secunda which included Evander SAPS, Bomb Squad, Tactical Reaction Team (TRT), Public Order Policing, Crime Intelligence, K9, Airwing and National Intervention Unit (NIU).   The operation follows a shooting incident that occurred on Friday, 11 July 2014, at Winkelhaak Mine also in Evander which left 18-year-old Sanele Mokane dead and five others hospitalised. All the victims are Lesotho nationals. It is alleged that the victims were shot by a rival group after a squabble broke out while they were involved in illegal mining.   A well coordinated operation which started in the early hours of the morning, which consisted of various specialised units led to the arrest of 117 illegal miners aged between 18 and 45, who are b
Police Constable nabbed for alleged copper theft from mine
Police Constable nabbed for alleged copper theft from mine A Police Constable and four other suspects are due to appear in court this morning after they were arrested attempting to smuggle copper to the value of more than R80 000 from the premises of a mine at Phalaborwa.   The suspects were arrested late Friday afternoon after they were leavin
Miner killed in Arnot mine rockfall
Miner killed in Arnot mine rockfallA miner was killed on Saturday during a rock fall at Exxaro's Arnot coal mine in Mpumalanga, the Num said.   “The National Union of Mineworkers is deeply saddened that its member was fatally injured at Arnot mine today,” Health and Safety Secretary Erick Gcilitshana said in a stat
17 Miners trapped underground in China
17 Miners trapped underground in China China's official news agency says rescuers are working to free 17 miners trapped following a gas explosion at a coal mine in western China.   Xinhua News Agency says the blast happened on Saturday evening. Three other people working inside the mine at the time have been rescued.  
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