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handcuffsThe Citizen reports that Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers have arrested seven suspected illegal miners during a multidisciplinary operation in Germiston.

The ‘zama zamas’ were apparently handcuffed on Tuesday morning in Primrose. EMPD spokesperson Kelebogile Thepa said Rapid Tactical Response Unit Officers, in conjunction with the SA Police Service (Saps) Illegal Mining Unit, were conducting an operation when they discovered illegal miners. “The law enforcers proceeded to a scrapyard on the corner of Main Reef and Johann Rissik Roads, and upon their arrival, the suspects noticed the officers and opened fire towards the officers. During the shootout, the highly skilled officers shot six suspects, disarming them of their weapons and arrested one other male suspect who attempted to flee the scene. The suspects, who are between the ages of 27 and 33 years, were transported to the nearest hospital for medical attention,” Thepa reported. A number of weapons were recovered. The suspects are expected to appear at the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Faizel Patel at The Citizen

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