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.

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