Calls for unit to deal with illegal mining

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is calling for a specialised unit within the police to look into illegal mining.

MIDDELBURG - Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is calling for a specialised unit within the police to look into illegal mining.

That's after the bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners were found in North West earlier this week.  

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"We are in serious discussion with the Minister of Police. Our teams will be meeting on Monday," Mantashe said.

"I have a proposal that I've been consistent with. We will not dissuade illegal mining unless you have a specialised unit in the police service dealing with illegal mining."

Source
eNCA

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