Immediately after the Zamazamas incident, the South African media was abuzz with stories about illegal miners who turn into violent criminals and intimidate the residents of abandoned mine shafts, committing a wide range of crimes, including murder and armed robbery.
According to former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, the country is following the wrong people because he believes wealthy individuals are driving the illicit mining operations, and that these individuals are migrating to the United States from Lesotho, where he was born. Lesotho's former Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, is a well-known figure.
He feels that South Africa is focusing its attention on the messenger while ignoring the kingpin at the center of the operation since it is not an easy operation to carry out.
"I want South Africans to know that this company is owned by millionaires. The vast majority of miners have someone on the outside looking out for them. We'll keep the king pins, but we'll leave the messengers alone as is normal. When it comes to making money in that sector," On Twitter, he released a statement.
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