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Video: 'Cable thieves' brutally assaulted by guards

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WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: amaBhungane has obtained a video clip showing suspected cable thieves being beaten while security guards look on.

It is believed the incident took place at the controversial Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine (Blyvoor), near Carletonville, western Gauteng. (Screengrab)

The Mail & Guardian's amaBhungane has obtained a video clip, which shows two suspected cable thieves – bloodied and cowering in a doorway – being kicked and taunted while security guards look on.

It is believed the incident took place at the controversial Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine (Blyvoor), near Carletonville, western Gauteng.

Why were these men beaten, and by whom? There's more to this story. Get the full details in the M&G tomorrow. * Got a tip-off for us about this story? Email [email protected]

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