Underworld: Zama-zamas hold jobseekers hostage

20 March 2019 - 08:00 By Bongani Fuzile
An illegal miner processing rock with gold bearing ore mined from a disused shaft ion the West Rand.
BUCKETLOADS OF NERVE An illegal miner processing rock with gold bearing ore mined from a disused shaft ion the West Rand.
Image: Alon Skuy

Lured underground with the promise of jobs, 24 unemployed young men from Randfontein and Westonaria on Gauteng’s West Rand instead found themselves held hostage by suspected illegal miners.

Now police in have arrested three suspects who allegedly held the men captive in one of the Westonaria mineshafts.

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