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10 Zimbabwean Border Jumpers Jailed For Illegal Mining In SA

10 Zimbabwean Border Jumpers Jailed For Illegal Mining In SA

Ten (10) Zimbabwean nationals have been sentenced to two years in prison by a South African court for illegal mining activities in the Giyani area under Limpopo province.

The gang was arrested in South Africa by the Hawks on 14 May last year after the elite police unit received information about people who were en route from Phalaborwa to Giyani to sell gold.

The Hawks intercepted the vehicle near the Giyani shopping complex and upon searching the vehicle, the police found unwrought gold, pastel, scale, and mine detectors worth over R900 000 as well as R3800 cash.

The jailed are Mpathise Tshuma (29), Decent Ngwenya (22), Lamulani Sibanda (31), Skhumbuzo Mkandla (21), Ocean Mpofu (28), Prince Ndlovu (27), Brandon Nyoni (22), Clive Moyo (29), Tawanda Ndebele (33) and Philani Ndlovu (33).

Hawks’ spokesperson for Limpopo, Captain Matimba Maluleke said the Zimbabwean nationals were also found guilty of violating that country’s immigration laws. Said Maluleke:

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation would like to welcome the sentencing of ten (10) unlawful gold dealers by the Giyani Magistrate’s Court on Friday (1 April 2022.

The accused persons who are all Zimbabwean nationals were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation members assisted by Giyani Police and Local Criminal Record Centre members on 14 May 2021.

… The accused appeared several times in the Giyani Magistrate’s Court and subsequently pleaded guilty to the charges.

The court sentenced them to two (2) years imprisonment for contravention of the Precious Metal Act of which one year is suspended and six months imprisonment for contravening the Immigration Act.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

More: Chronicle


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9 Comments

povooo 1 month ago

facts are sturbon..vanhu avo ngavadzoke kumba


wem 1 month ago

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Aiwa ka 1 month ago

i have to agree with South Africans sometimes. There is a lot of illegal foreigners in South Africa. South Africa is not a super economy that can accomodate for more foreigners and immigrants. It's not like these foreigners create companies that help locals, 99% of these foreigners (more often than not Zimbabweans) just put tuckshops and one man saloons that benefit themselves and doesn't give back to South africa's economy. Let's assess the situation before we make any harsh accusations. South Africa has been habouring Zimbabweans since 2006 and during the 2008 era, let's be grateful. South Africa has helped a loy of our brothers and sisters, vamwe vakatovaka dzimba nekutenga moto nemari yeku South Africa. The real person to blame here is Zanu PF for mantaining a crippled economy and doing nothing feasible to procreate our economy (without even discussing corruption, looting etc). Zanu PF is a regional cancer as it now burdens other countries e.g Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa with immigrants who're fleeing poverty. At the end of the day it's high time South Africa gets rid of these immigrants nguva yareba, 10+ years ndekuchengeta mabonga. Chiisiyai i yamwise vana vayo. It's about time, Zimbabweans in South Africa come home and help build the economy with CCC. Come home.


The Rebel 1 month ago

Chokwadi ngavadzoke kumusha tivhote tese kuno

MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 month ago

Ichi ndochokwadi chinorwadza kunzwa. Vanoda kuvakirwa nani Ngavauye kuno tibvise hurumende yembavha idzi

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Youth AgreED 1 month ago

by calling for sanctions you see you make people fled their country. Shame on Chamisa,Biti and crew


Vybz Kartel 1 month ago

@ Aiwa when was ZEDERA repealed by Bob's removal? Get your facts straight my brother we were under sanctions and still under sanctions go and try but something from the states it will tell you the are restrictions to Zimbabwean buyers

Aiwa ka 1 month ago

sanctions were imposed on Mugabe. When Mugabe was ousted the sanctions were removed then ED's soldiers killed those 8 people in 2018 they were put afresh. Know your facts straight. Don't be brainwashed by Zanu PF propaganda without seeing/researching facts

Live 1 month ago

Last time I checked I heard Zimbabweans saves jail term in Botswana are 400 against 10 Tswanas in Zimbabwe.

What about Zimbabweans saves in South Africa ?

Kungodawo kuziva kana pane idea no hard feelings ?



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