The police in Kadoma nabbed 5 suspected armed robbers on allegations of robbing artisinal miners the Herald reports. The 5 machete-wielding suspects reportedly attacked unsuspecting miners and got away with 9 bags of gold ore.
Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident:
Five robbers have been arrested in Kadoma. On October 20, at about 2am the five accused persons ambushed the complainants while they were sleeping and threatened them with machetes demanding gold ore.
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One of the complainants was struck on the back with a machete and sustained some injuries. In the process nine bags of ore were stolen and taken to a road which is about 100 metres away from the mine.
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