Brig Brenda Muridili, Gauteng police spokesperson, said they have led multiple operations in efforts to clamp down on zama zamas and disrupt their operations.
“The team has arrested 30 undocumented persons bringing the total number to over 130 suspects that have been arrested since the province’s high level operations started on Friday, July 29.
“The operations were intensified in the West Rand District following an alleged incident of gang rape and armed robbery that occurred on July 28. The operations will be conducted continuously to ensure that the areas where illegal mining activities are prevalent are stabilised,” Muridili said.
On Wednesday, police returned to the mining dump near the R28 road in Krugersdorp. They managed to remove plastic structures used by the illegal miners.