The police in Giyani are investigating the death of two illegal miners.
The suspects may be linked to various cases which include murder and business robberies around the Tzaneen Cluster.
UPDATE: While communities in Ritavi area have reacted angrily to the news of the notorious, Boko Haram gang members being sentenced to six years to 10 years, the Provincial Government has welcomed the conviction and sentencing.
In the light of the 10 years jail sentence that was given to two of the infamous Boko Haram gang members for murder, and the outrage of the community that was expressed via social media on the sentence, LETABA HERALD asked a local Attorney, Anita Cambell, a Criminal Law specialist, to shed more light on the sentencing.
Armed suspects were apprehended after they stole more than R700 000 worth of emerald stones and other valuable items at Emerald Mine.
His accomplices managed to remove his body from the shaft and placed him alongside the road.
Eight illegal miners were remanded in police custody following their appearance in the Giyani Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 17.
“AfriForum het reeds gevestigde veiligheidstrukture in al drie van die noordstreekprovinsies en wil graag ’n beroep doen op die gemeenskapslede en ander veiligheidsinstansies om betrokke te raak en saam te werk om sodoende te help om misdaad hok te slaan…”
Thirteen members of the notorious Boko Haram gang which terrorised residents in Ritavi for about three years were sentenced to six and ten years imprisonment respectively.
Police in Tzaneen have arrested 25 people for various criminal activities over the past week.
The suspect was denied bail in court today.