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Four Zimbabweans killed as floods collapse illegal mine

SOUTH AFRICA: The bodies of eight illegal miners were retrieved following a collapse at an illegal chrome mine due to heavy rains at Driekop near Burgersfort in Limpopo.

Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said the bodies had been trapped at Ga-Maroga village on Friday.

Of the victims, one is South African, three Mozambican and four Zimbabwean nationals.

Police believe the zama-zamas were trapped after soil and water flowed into the entrance and exit points.

Investigations are continuing.

In other news – Mpali actor is imprisoned for disrespect.

Shazzy Phiri, a well-known actor from Zambia who portrays Hambe Nguzu in the popular telenovela Mpali, gave court attendees at the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court a thrilling unscripted real life drama yesterday as he sprinted out of a courtroom after being given a 14-day prison sentence for contempt of court.

Shazzy Phiri

Hambe’s problems started when he signed a police bond for his absent-minded brother, Costa Phiri, who is accused of collecting money via false pretenses and disappeared shortly after being released from Kabwata Police Station custody. This was a well-intentioned act of kindness on Hambe’s part. Learn More

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