Residents of Kagiso and surrounding areas raided the open veld next to Lewisham in Kagiso armed with sticks.
They grabbed young men believed to be zama-zamas and stripped them naked before placing them on the side of the road.
Police arrest suspected illegal miners near Kagiso. pic.twitter.com/zw035zPkEE— Penwell Dlamini (@penwelld) August 4, 2022
Police arrest suspected illegal miners near Kagiso. pic.twitter.com/zw035zPkEE
The 21 men were forced to lie down as some were beaten with sticks. Police were then called to pick them up.
Kagiso residents have blocked all roads around the area as they “clean up” their neighbourhood.
Kabelo Mohlophe a local councillor in Kagiso calls for those buying gold from illegal miners to be found. pic.twitter.com/Ab4sCGISb6— Penwell Dlamini (@penwelld) August 4, 2022
Kabelo Mohlophe a local councillor in Kagiso calls for those buying gold from illegal miners to be found. pic.twitter.com/Ab4sCGISb6
“Send them home,” one resident shouted as young men were assaulted while being pushed into a police van. Residents said they have found condoms, generators and live ammunition since they began their operation in the morning.
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