Body found in old Roodepoort mine shaft

2012-06-07 17:25
Johannesburg - A body believed to be that of a illegal miner was found on Thursday in an old mine shaft in Roodepoort, Johannesburg emergency services said.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said the man, in his 40s, was found by a passer-by at about 13:00 at the entrance to a shaft, at the Durban Deep gold mine.

"The body of the man was found inside a bag, with multiple fractures and injuries."

Mulaudzi said it was believed the man died inside the shaft and his body was left at the entrance of the shaft by other illegal miners.

"Police are investigating the cause of death."
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