Untold riches, or stone-cold dismay? KZN 'diamond rush' likely to end in tears says experts

SA’s latest diamond rush likely to end in tears, experts say

20 June 2021 - 00:00

Ladysmith Black Mambazo sang about diamonds on the soles of one’s shoes in their 1986 hit with Paul Simon.

But even they could not have foreseen that 35 years later, a rural hillside just 60km from their hometown of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal would be overrun by thousands of villagers digging frantically after stories spread that diamonds had been discovered in the area...

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