22 illegal miners to face Welkom court

The miners were allegedly involved in illegal mining activities at Harmony Mine in Welkom last week.

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JOHANNESBURG - Twenty two illegal miners are expected to appear in Welkom Magistrates Court in the Free State tomorrow.

They were all allegedly involved in illegal mining activities at Harmony Mine in Welkom last week.

The bodies of two Lesotho nationals were also found at the disused mines.

This comes just days after three illegal miners were also found dead at a Langlaagte mine shaft.

Free State police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng says, "These 22 illegal miners are facing charges of attempted theft, trespassing and illegal immigration."