Illegal gold miners change modus operandi

Sibanda (with blonde dreadlocks) and Moyo
Sibanda (with blonde dreadlocks) and Moyo

FRANCISTOWN: Alleged illegal gold miners have now changed tact as they illicitly mine for gold in the Shashe area, a few kilometres from Francistown.

It is a well-known fact that illegal mining for gold in Botswana is mainly concentrated in the disused gold shafts in Francistown and the proximity of Matsiloje village.

However, the alleged illegal miners or Zama Zamas, as they are referred to in South Africa, have now shifted their illicit activities to another place rich in gold around Shashe, an old mining area on the country's gold belt.

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