Search for illegal miner continues
Authorities are still searching for the body of a suspected illegal miner in Sand River.
JOHANNESBURG - The search for a suspected illegal miner's body continues in Sand River in the Free State, where three others were discovered earlier this week.
It is believed the men were shot and thrown into the river by a rival group of illegal miners.
The police's Malebo Khosana says they were alerted to the killings by community members, who witnessed the two groups fight over gold dust taken from a nearby mine over the weekend.
He says no arrests have yet been made.
"We'd like to appeal to community members to assist us with any information on the case."
A number of illegal miners have been killed in recent months.