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The apparent rumour of a diamond being found on the open portion of municipal-owned land in Dalham Road is believed to have led to an influx of small-scale miners to the area.

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THE APPARENT rumour of a diamond being found on the open portion of municipal-owned land in Dalham Road is believed to have led to an influx of small-scale miners to the area yesterday morning.

According to the Sol Plaatje ward councillor for the area, Okkie Fourie, information was received earlier this week that small-scale miners (also known as zama zamas) intended moving onto the vacant piece of land adjacent to Keeley Park.

“Early yesterday morning, residents in the area noticed a group of around 20 people gathering in Dalham Road. There were also a couple of people in the surrounding veld.”

Fourie sai ...

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