Bodies & bullets: how zama zamas put Riverlea pupils in firing line

People, believed to be zama zamas, hid their loot at the school

22 February 2024 - 21:29

Primary school children in Riverlea are exposed to dead bodies and flying bullets as illegal mining activities continue in the area despite the government's intervention. ..

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