MINE EMPLOYEE IN COURT FOR ALLEGED THEFT OF GOLD

MINE EMPLOYEE IN COURT FOR ALLEGED THEFT OF GOLD

GAUTENG – A 33-year-old Samkelo Mthanyane appeared in the Carletonville Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 28 June 2023 facing a charge of illegal possession of gold-bearing material after he was arrested Monday afternoon.

Mine employee in court for alleged theft of gold with an estimated value of R2 million. A 33-year-old Samkelo Mthanyane appeared in the Carletonville Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 28 June 2023, facing a charge of illegal possession of gold after he was arrested Monday afternoon.

It is alleged that on 26 June 2023, a security guard who was searching employees coming from underground at East Driefontein mine shaft discovered gold-bearing material with an estimated value of R 2 million wrapped around the waist from one of the mine workers.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team was alerted and the suspect was arrested. The case against Mthanyane was postponed to 6 July 2023 for bail application.

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