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South Africa: 9 Zimbabweans Among 11 Arrested For "Stealing" Chrome Worth R5 Million

South Africa: 9 Zimbabweans Among 11 Arrested For

Eleven suspects, including nine Zimbabweans, have been arrested and R5 million worth of mining chrome was recovered during a search and seize operation in Witbank on Thursday, 28 April.

According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), the suspects also include a female and 8 males who are from Zimbabwe, while two other males are from Mozambique. Brigadier Selvy Mohlala wrote in a statement:

The investigation has so far revealed that the woman, believed to be the kingpin was in possession of a South African Identity Document whereas the rest did not have legal documents to be in the country. 

Police then arrested them on the premises whilst they were reportedly busy loading chrome into a truck.

They are also suspected to have stolen and smuggled chrome from trains between Ferro Metals Witbank and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, and the chrome was reportedly transported in trucks to Gauteng where it was then sold to certain individuals.

They are facing charges which include the illegal possession of mining chrome.

Selvy added that the police are working in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs to determine the status of the woman and also to find out how she got hold of the Identity Document.

The remaining members of the gang are charged with contravention of the Immigration Act of South Africa.


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STALIN 9 months ago

mazimba dzokai kumba mubvise zanu



Joe Brownn 9 months ago

nhy maZimbo takaitasei chaizvo tinotiza nhamo kushaya mari munomu then you go outside to become thieves and murderers. Shame on you, you tarnish the image of your fellow Zimbabweans. The whole Southern Africa is complaining about Zimbos killing people and stealing.

Prezo 9 months ago

like father like sons

Patriot 9 months ago

the king pin is a south african, dont twist her identity by saying, "the believed king was in posession of a lawlessness south African identity card", as for zimboz well done in representing us so well outside there in ur disciplines, u are better than the warriors team.

aaaa 9 months ago

mhembwe rudzi inozvara mwana anekazhumu

PeeJay 9 months ago

What nonsense is this?? Then you wonder why our brothers and sisters are being chased away nema South africans. Zimboz please ngatigarisanei nevamwe zvakanaka


joko 9 months ago

like father like son

njonda 9 months ago

show them mazimba.havasi kutiziva.
dirai rizare

molly 9 months ago

kuhire lorry frm domboshava- harare marimba kungaite marii?

Chapwititi Kestombela 9 months ago

Kutakurei? That's what detemines the charges

molly 9 months ago

kutakura property

Chapwititi Kestombela 9 months ago

That lady is the kingpin and she is a South African. Those guys are just doing the job for that lady so that they get money. Why can't they focus on the kingpin first and deport those poor guys who are working for the South African lady. Chrome is being mined from Limpopo province to Mpumalanga illegally and it's a known fact. Some known South African big guys are in this deal. If you use R37 from Polokwane to Mpumalanga you will see what i mean.

Maparamuro 9 months ago

And some think mbavha idzodzo have an interest in changing the Zim political situation kkkkk a real joke. Kana zanupf ikabva vangani varikushanda sema house maids and gardens vangada kudzoka kuno, vangani vavo vanokwanisa kuwana mabasa iwaya vachibhadharwa mari yekaenzana neyavari kuwana ku South Africa? Kumwe kurota kwacho kunonyanyawo

Chapwititi Kestombela 9 months ago

Where you born yet during the GNU ERA??? Don't compare zanu yekare with this new deception wangu. Otherwise dira hako rizare 🍶

Ggggggg 9 months ago

Iike father like son🧔👦

MineWorker 9 months ago


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