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South Africa:Murder and Corruption in the Mining Town the World Forgot

[GroundUp] On a clear, sunny morning in Durban Deep, a defunct gold mine on Johannesburg's Witwatersrand gold reef, a group of five Zimbabwean informal miners, known as zama zamas, prepare to go underground. They test their torches, adjust their knee pads, pull balaclavas over their heads and pack meagre rations of white bread and biscuits into dust-covered backpacks....

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Published By: Allafrica - Thursday, 11 January, 2018