Police crackdown on zama zamas nets 20 suspects in Gauteng

Police arrested 20 suspects for alleged illicit mining in Matholesville, Roodepoort, on Tuesday.

These arrests dropped at 30 the variety of arrests for the reason that police operations concentrating on illicit mining within the space commenced every week in the past.

“The built-in deployment of regulation enforcement officers has, in the course of the operations, seized tools believed for use in the course of the fee of illicit mining. Shacks and different unlawful constructions have been demolished, and unlawful electrical energy connections and water pipes disconnected,” Gauteng police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele stated.

Makhubele stated combating organised crime remained a precedence for Gauteng’s provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Elias Mawela, therefore the operations concentrating on all types of organised prison actions and syndicates.

The arrested suspects will seem within the Roodepoort Justice of the Peace’s court docket quickly, Makhubele stated.