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Two more bodies found at Benoni mine

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - The bodies of two more illegal miners have been found at a disused mine in Benoni, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

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Seqobela Molomo, the illegal miner who lost his brother (Tumisang Molomo) in the underground shooting gets assisted by the police at the scene of the crime. Police recovered the bodies of illegal miners who were apparently shot execution style in alledged illegal mining gang turf war in Benoni. Picture: Antoine de Ras, 22/06/2014

“The bodies are now 10. One body was recovered on Monday night, and the other was found yesterday (Tuesday),” Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

“The mine is old and disused, and not in operation. It does not have a name. We don't know what it was called before.”

According to a report in The Star on Tuesday, the bodies were found at the Modder East mine, between the N12 and New Modder Road.

At the weekend, eight other bodies were found, all of them with gunshot wounds. Security guards found several cartridges near the bodies on Saturday.

Dlamini said police were following some leads on the case, and the motive was still unknown. - Sapa

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