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South Africa: Zimbabwean Man Jailed For Smuggling Explosives Into SA

South Africa: Zimbabwean Man Jailed For Smuggling Explosives Into SA

A 44-year-old Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for smuggling explosives into South Africa.

Motsi Wilfred Nhamo was sentenced at the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said Nhamo was arrested on May 30 last year at Beitbridge following information that he was smuggling explosives from Zimbabwe into South Africa. He said:

On 30 May, 2021, members of the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation received a tip-off about a person smuggling explosives from Zimbabwe into South Africa.

The Hawks, assisted by Tactical Response Team and Musina Vispol members, conducted an undercover operation.

The suspect, matching the description, was spotted walking at the Beitbridge port of entry carrying luggage. He was stopped, searched and the team found detonators worth R110 000.

Nhamo was arrested and kept in police custody until he was convicted and sentenced by the Musina Magistrate’s Court today, May 17.

In a different case, the Hawks in Mpumalanga said two men were arrested for illegal mining in Barberton on Tuesday. Said Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi:

Information was received and followed up about people who were manufacturing gold-bearing materials in Barberton Verlam Section.

A search and seizure warrant was authorised by the court and it was executed hence the arrest.

On arrival at the identified place, the two suspects were arrested while their accomplices managed to evade arrest.

The pair is expected to appear in the Barberton Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

More: NewZimbabwe


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7 Comments

Dr 1 month ago

@Dr Mahoso. Thank you very much for your contribution. Tanga tatambura nema screenshots 😂😂😂😂😂


Chamhamha 1 month ago

Vachimahodha kupiko iwo ma explosive acho haaaaa maZimba here😂😂😂😂😂 kungwavha ngwavha hamupererwi


Dr Mahaso 1 month ago

Let us try by all means to write proper English so that our esteemed Pindula readers can enjoy contributions made here.


motsi senior 1 month ago

yah vanga vaenda nenyika varume explosives are highly paid by miners in SA

money heist also pays in lumpsum to detoner suppliers


ABSA 1 month ago

Mine explosives or those ones on the pic 👆


Asalif 1 month ago

they differ according to the type there is also mud blast some they are in pipe share

Asalif 1 month ago

Operation Dudula Zimbabweans they are something they are not afraid of their hustle yooo risking carrying dynamites



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