Concerns mining for ‘diamonds’ in Ladysmith could turn into Covid-19 superspreader

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Some of the stones believed to be diamonds found on a field near Ladysmith.
Some of the stones believed to be diamonds found on a field near Ladysmith.

Provincial government has raised concerns that the mining activities currently taking place at the kwaHlathi area in Ladysmith could turn into a Covid-19 superspreader.

On Monday hundreds of fortune hunters continued to descend on the piece of land which local villagers believe is awash in diamonds.

Police are yet to be deployed to the area to disperse the crowd.

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