Shamva Court Sentences 77 Illegal Miners To 2 Years Each In Jail

A circuit court in Shamva jailed 77 illegal miners for illegal mining, each of the 77 got 2 years behind bars, The Herald reports.

According to the publication:

77 illegal miners have been sentenced to two years each by a circuit court in Shamva, 112 got 50 days each on charges of criminal trespass.

The court remanded another 66 in custody pending trial, and fined two for illegal possession of mbanje, one $80 (or 30 days) and one $500 (or five months).

This comes after ZRP launched an operation restore law and order to respond to the menacing terror machete-wielding gangs that have become infamous for terrorising people in gold-rich areas.

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