Cops seize weapons in mine hostels

2012-10-18 07:37

Johannesburg - Police confiscated weapons, counterfeit DVDs and illegal cigarettes in a raid at East Driefontein mine in Carletonville on Wednesday night.

"A large police contingent descended upon the mine hostels at 22:00 on Wednesday and searched until 05:00 Thursday morning under the watchful eye of [Gauteng deputy commissioner] Major General Phumzo Gela," Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

  • - 2012-10-18 07:41

    Poor innocent minewekkers - how dare the police "plant" such damning evidence???

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-10-18 08:39

      Anything used incorrectly can constitute a weapon. Garden tools used for the purpose they were designed for and Okapi pocket knives used to cut your biltong are safe.

      rbphiri - 2012-10-18 10:30

      Perhaps if I leave my girl friend and her poor cooking skills at the hostels, the police can confiscate her too.

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-18 11:24

      These are not traditional weapons, these weapons have already killed the innocent people

      johny.stront - 2012-10-18 14:57


  • altusvanzyl - 2012-10-18 07:51

    Whoohoo the poor mineworkers are criminals too!! #told you so

      tamlin.vanheerver - 2012-10-18 08:13

      like you've never bought a DVD from the side of the road? Ever downloaded a movie from the internet or got one from a friend, or maybe recorded one from the TV? typical bonehead

      ryan.viljoen.39 - 2012-10-18 08:30

      Actually Tamlin, I can say no to each of those questions, except recording from tv, which is not a crime. I can also say without doubt that I have never destroyed someone elses property, threatened the police or my employer with a panga or knife, thrown stones and sticks at police, killed my fellow employee, stopped my fellow employees from going to work, and generally acted like a savage when I don't agree with a policy. Typical? Or not?

      ianmichaelcalder - 2012-10-18 09:06

      Shees, I better let DSTV know that my PVR is illegal and boneheads everywhere that record their favourite shows are no better than of howling hooligans who are pretty damn quick to drop their shackles of humanity and burn and mutilate and murder. Typical wannabe schmodel. Somehow you've managed to make a police success in doing what we've begging for (proactive policing instead of reactive), about illegal DVD's?

      peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-10-18 09:09

      Hahahahaaa@tamlin thats it focus on the pirated stuff and not the weapons that they had!!!

      tamlin.vanheerver - 2012-10-18 12:15

      I have 3 spades, 2 machettes (you can buy them at Builders) in my garage, I also have 4 walking sticks and a knobkerry in my enterance hall, and my kitchen is full of knives. If the police came to my house would they arrest me for those items? Would I be called a criminal? No of course not.... Arrest the people that commit the crime, not assumptions, that is democracy, the first part is a dictatorship.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-18 07:51

    Good! These people should have been disarmed a while back already. I won't be allowed to bring a Sanna to work, therefore spears and pangas should be regarded in the same way. Recent events will prove the only "tradition" to these weapons is murder.

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-18 07:58

    send large police @ kwaMashu hostel in kzn where killing is happening...leave innocent miners alone

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-18 08:02

    This should be done at ALL the mines especially for weapons!!!

  • nicolaas.vanschalkwyk.5 - 2012-10-18 08:03

    Now where are all those idiot ANC puppets that say every time a white man gets caught with weapons then it must be some right wing plot to take over the goverment. What do you idiots have to say now?

      Andrea - 2012-10-18 08:09

      They're too busy hiding their goods, they'll come back to you later.

      gngaleka - 2012-10-18 08:43

      Do you think the miners can plot to take over the govt with spears and fake cigarretes. Paranoia should not obscure you ability to apply your mind before you comment.

      Andrea - 2012-10-18 08:46

      gngaleka, if Juliarse tells them they can, they will believe they can fly to the moon on a spear smoking a Dulla.

      nicolaas.vanschalkwyk.5 - 2012-10-18 09:00

      gngaleka - they are stupid enough too believe they can. Talking about paranoia why do you and your fellow blacks think every time a white man is caught with a weapon he wants too take over the goverment?Now please stop playing on the bosses computer and get back to work

      gngaleka - 2012-10-18 09:06

      Reminds me of the speck in your eye

      johny.stront - 2012-10-18 15:04

      LOL!! gngaleka. get back to "werk" the garden must be clean and neat for the weekend.I have some friends coming over.....

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-10-18 08:06

    job well done

  • summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-18 08:07

    Sounds dodgy to me, even the pic is angled to enhance the weapons, miners were murdered, nothing takes that away

      Andrea - 2012-10-18 08:10

      and police officers too, don't forget that.

      heiku.staude - 2012-10-18 08:12

      Agreed. And whats up with taking their "illegal" cigarettes? Let them smoke dullas who cares.

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-18 08:16

      Yeah correct Andrea, police officers too

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-18 08:24

      heiku - sooo right

      gngaleka - 2012-10-18 08:37

      What's your point excatly Mackenzie. Every point made seems to be so right with you. I guess i'm also so right...neh.

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-18 08:41

      Oh please gngaleka, LOL.............yeah you so right neh

      gngaleka - 2012-10-18 08:54

      Mackenzie for president

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-18 09:31

      Sure - u can run the mine hostels

      irma.white.9 - 2012-10-18 11:59

      Yes, cops and security and even fellow miners have been killed by these "innocents".

      johny.stront - 2012-10-18 15:06

      gngaleka... You are not right ur left. :)

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-10-18 08:37

    I wonder what illegal goods will come to light when the miners raid the police hostels. Confiscated drugs, alcohol, guns, cigarettes and heaps more of "evidence gone missing"

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-18 08:42

      Nope - those were sold off long ago

      Andrea - 2012-10-18 08:47

      Bheki Cele

      johny.stront - 2012-10-18 15:07

      Nice one!! \oo/

  • steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-10-18 08:49

    And, ladies and gentlemen, the worst weapon ever, our Spear of the nation. Has caused havoc in this country, raped, plundered and encouraged other cANCer weapons to do the same. The Chinese are waiting.

  • Jason - 2012-10-18 09:16

    i think that could be the tools to the mines !!!

  • irma.white.9 - 2012-10-18 11:57

    Yes, because you do need weapons for "peaceful" illegal protests incase the big bad cops come and try to get you to work.

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