Alleged gold miner appears in court

Matsiloje old gold mine
Matsiloje old gold mine

FRANCISTOWN: Incidents of ‘illegal gold mining’ continue to happen in disused gold mines in Francistown and the environs of Matsiloje village.

For example, in the beginning of October this year, members of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), the Botswana Police Service (BPS), experts from the Department of Mines and fire fighters frantically launched a joint search to retrieve the body of a Zimbabwean who was alleged to have fallen into a 200-metre shaft at the old Rainbow Gold Mine.

The man is alleged to have fallen into the mine shaft on September 16 when he and others were on a mission to mine gold illegally. The shaft is one of those the Department of Mines closed last year following incidents of illegal gold mining.

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