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Zama zamas operating on Golden Drive in the East Rand.
Zama zamas operating on Golden Drive in the East Rand.
Yusuf Abramjee

About 80km from West Village in Krugersdorp, where eight women were gang raped by suspected illegal miners, it's business as usual for zama zamas, who have allegedly been conducting their operations.

Recent drone footage captured showed the extent of illegal mining on Golden Drive in the Benoni area.

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