Odendaalsrus: Mine security were busy with an operation on illegal miners underground when they found three suspects with a firearm and illegal ammunitions. The three suspects have appeared in Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court and the case postponed for bail application.
On the 8 December 2017, mine security in Tshepong mine were busy with an operation on illegal mining underground at level 57. A 42 years old man from Lesotho was found in possession of 9mm pistol with one magazine and he was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, trespass and attempted theft of gold bearing material.
Additional two men were also found on the same level 57 underground of Tshepong mine. Two men from Mozambique  and Lesotho , were arrested for illegal possession of ammunitions and faces charges of trespass and attempted theft of gold bearing material.
The suspects have appeared on the 11 December 2017 in Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court and the cases were postponed till the 18 December 2017, for bail application.