West Rand community clamps down on Zama Zamas

JOHANNESBURG - West Village is the third West Rand community to raid and torch the belongings of illegal miners.

Residents are blaming Zama Zamas for rising crime levels in their areas.

On Friday morning the community raided the houses of alleged illegal miners.

Confiscating their working tools, burning their personal belongings and houses they live in.

Residents also walked to old mine shafts where they found stolen items and set alight bushes and surrounding areas.

This is all in an attempt to make their hometown a little safer but none of these actions take away the scars they have sustained due to the high crime levels in the area.

The community wants more police visibility in the area.


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