Ground mysteriously opens up, swallows cop

A police officer attached to the CID Minerals Flora and Fauna Unit was yesterday trapped to death when the ground he was standing on carved and gave in at Magobo illegal mining site in Shamva.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the team was carrying out investigations in Shamva when the incident happened.

The ground he was standing on gave in and he was trapped. His body was retrieved today. Ass Comm Nyathi said his name is withheld until his next of kin is informed.

In other news, On 4 June 2020, at about 7 pm ZRP Inyathi responded to information on illegal mining activities at Newton Fountain Mine where over 50 gold panners were dispersed. A Mazda pickup and a compressor were recovered at the scene.

“4 defiant accused persons who confronted the police demanding the release of the exhibits were arrested. Meanwhile, 16 people were arrested for illegal gold mining in an early morning raid at Bina Mine, Gwanda”, said police.

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