This follows the arrest last night of two alleged kingpins involved in the illegal mining and exporting of chrome along the R37 in Burgersfort.
“We are encouraged that we are now getting to the masterminds behind the massive illegal mining operations which have been taking place in that area,” says Zwane.
The minister was in Burgersfort where he received a briefing from the provincial police, and was taken to a site where over 20 confiscated trucks and machinery, along with unprocessed chrome, were kept by police.
“We will continue to collaborate with the province and law enforcement agencies to eliminate these activities which are also impacting negatively on licensed operations in the area,” concludes Zwane.
Feature image credit: Tom Zwane / Lowvelder