Watch| Gauteng Police Confirm One Death During Kagiso Protest

"Gauteng police can confirm that the body of an unknown man has been discovered in an open veld in the Krugersdorp area," she explained.

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Gauteng Police Confirm One Death During Kagiso Protest

Police in Gauteng have confirmed one death as the Kagiso protests spread to the Krugersdorp area.

He is thought to have been stoned to death by enraged community members. Angry community members took to the streets to demand an end to illegal mining, which they claim is the root cause of the area’s high crime rates.

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Residents blocked roads as they searched for illegal miners, also known as zama zamas.

Furthermore, they demolished the structures that zama zamas used for shelter. The man’s body was discovered in an open veld in Chamdor, Krugersdorp, according to Gauteng police spokesperson Noxolo Kweza.

“Police have dispatched the necessary crime scene management to the scene of the crime.

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“Gauteng police can confirm that the body of an unknown man has been discovered in an open veld in the Krugersdorp area,” she explained.

“The police have dispatched the necessary crime scene management team to the scene of the crime. The motive and cause of death will form part of the investigation.”

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