Mine employee found with explosives

2011-08-30 09:08

Johannesburg - A Kloof Gold Mine employee was arrested on Monday for stealing explosives, Gauteng traffic police said.

"He pointed out to police 20 explosives and detonators at vacant houses in Westonaria," spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said.

The man was arrested following a tip-off to police.

She said police were certain that the explosives belonged to the mine, which is situated 60km west of Johannesburg.

"We have not established what he was doing with it or what he intended using it for."

He would appear in the Westonaria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, she said.

  • lachanza - 2011-08-30 09:21

    obvious, he was going to make an ATM withdrawal with a bang!

      Clive25 - 2011-08-30 14:14

      good to see that the whiteys bomb the atm's.

  • Medium/Rare - 2011-08-30 09:38

    I could not have put it better lachanza!! You hit the nail on the head! Lol!

  • Max - 2011-08-30 09:56

    Maybe just kept it for the new year.

  • Fred - 2011-08-30 09:56

    Why will you not put the guys name in the story, stop protecting the criminals.

  • BoneCollectR - 2011-08-30 10:44

    Here's an idea... Put a motion triggered timer (16 hours) in explosives and make them easy to steal. Should solve the problem.

  • Zion - 2011-08-30 17:16

    Maybe there is a simple reason for swiping the explosive. During the early 1980's it was common practice to steal the explosives still in their granular form, anfax, if I remember. This was taken home and spread evenly on the lawn and Hey presto!! the best lawn on the block. It was an explosive due to it having a nitrate base and also as a fertilizer. As a matter of interest: Underground it was pumped directly into the drilled hole and then a fuse attached. Imagine being blown to kingdom come from your lovely lawn. Disclaimer: NO, No, No. I promise you sirs I did not steal some, I used KANN officer, I promise you, cross my heart and hope to die. Lets get of the grass, sir.

      tryanything - 2011-08-30 20:54

      Thanks for the tip my lawn is terrible at the moment

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