Coal bandits’ terrifying reign of terror

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Thieves who steal coal in huge quantities in Emalahleni don’t wait for the cover of darkness to enter the mines. Photo: Supplied
Thieves who steal coal in huge quantities in Emalahleni don’t wait for the cover of darkness to enter the mines. Photo: Supplied

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Last month, Mpumalanga police had their hands full trying to clamp down on this crime. According to provincial spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, these thieves usually have fake mining permits.

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