Officials arrive in KwaHlathi to take samples of mystery stones

Officials have finally arrived in KwaHlathi near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal to take samples of what treasure hunters claim are diamonds. People have been streaming to the village, searching for riches. eNCA's Lethiwe Mdluli is tracking this for us. #DStv403

LADYSMITH - Officials have finally arrived in KwaHlathi near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal to take samples of what treasure hunters claim are diamonds.

People have been streaming to KwaHlatini village, searching for riches.

But experts say it's highly unlikely the stones will turn out to be valuable.

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Residents however say they'll continue digging regardless.

Thousands have flocked to the outskirts of KwaHlathi village after a cattle herder last week unearthed a handful of unidentified crystal-like stones.

News of the finding spread fast, triggering a rush to the site despite messages of caution by the government warning the stones could be worthless.

- Additional reporting AFP

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eNCA

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