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PATRICK BULGER | Smelting point: zama zamas, crime, immigration and the ANC

After 1994 we threw open our doors to all-comers; now we’ve had enough they must all head back to where they came from

04 August 2022 - 21:13

Finally, when the good folk of Kagiso on Gauteng’s West Rand had at last brought law and order to the area, smoke hung over razed iron shacks, one person lay dead and schoolkids played among the rubble and burning tyres that blocked the road. As calm returned, TV news was reporting that residents were busy beating naked men presumed to be zama zama illegal miners...

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