newsDiamond Fields Advertiser reports that Kimberley’s new diamond rush took another dramatic turn on Tuesday with more illegal miners moving into the Cassandra residential area in their search for stones.  

Desperate residents watched in horror as the group of illegal miners moved in with their equipment to process a piece of open land at the cul-de-sac at the end of David Harris Avenue.  This comes in the wake of approximately 2,000 miners currently sifting the soil in extensive parts of the veld between Aristotle Avenue and the Diamond Oval cricket stadium.  Members of the community, as well as legitimate mining companies, have pointed out that the current situation posed a major problem and on Wednesday called on the Sol Plaatje Municipality as well as the police to take action.

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