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State failed to stop 'savage' zama zamas

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SAPS conducted a raid at the West Village mine tailings in Krugersdorp seizing the equipment and destroying the make-shift structures that the zama zamas were operating under. Photo: Tebogo Letsie
SAPS conducted a raid at the West Village mine tailings in Krugersdorp seizing the equipment and destroying the make-shift structures that the zama zamas were operating under. Photo: Tebogo Letsie

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As anger mounts over the criminal activities in the sector, government is called out for sleeping on the job.

Government has ignored several dire warnings about the effects of what has been described as a “savage” and “detrimental” illegal mining industry whose practices have now sparked violent protests.

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