/ 11 February 2024

Artisanal miners ‘brutalised’ in SANDF clampdown

Saps And Sandf Conduct Operation On Illegal Mining In Durban Deep
A South African Police Services (SAPS) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) joint operation on illegal mining in Durban Deep on November 29, 2023 in Roodepoort, South Africa. Illegal mining has been a continuing threat in South Africa for decades, with poverty, unemployment and crime driving the underground industry. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)
Army clampdown has led to assaults and the property of legal miners being confiscated

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