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  • TEL: 057 357 1304 WEDNESDAY 1921 NOVEMBER 2014 WWW.EXPRESSNEWS.CO.ZA FREE

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    Teboho Setena

    LT GEN. THABETHE MPEMBE, Free State

    police commissioner, has called for a

    complete shutdown of dysfunctional mine

    shafts in the Goldfields, as well as the

    tightening of security at such shafts.

    He expressed these strong sentiments last

    Tuesday at the media briefing in Welkom

    following the polices intensive anti-illicit

    gold crackdown which resulted in the

    busting of about 38 illegal gold dealers.

    The suspects were arrested in the Gold-

    fields towns of Welkom, Virginia and

    Odendaalsrus by the joint task team compris-

    ing Crime Intelligence, the Tactical Response

    Team, as well as the Mining Industry and

    Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation

    (DPCI), also known as the Hawks.

    The suspects, some of whom have been

    identified as foreigners from Mozambique,

    Zambia and Zimbabwe, began appearing in

    the Welkom Magistrates Court last Thurs-

    day. They are facing charges of illegally

    dealing in gold.

    What needs to be done, is to completely

    close down unused mine shafts and beef-up

    security there, as some people have been

    requesting. These shafts are a fertile ground

    for criminals and elicit gold syndicates,

    Mpembe said.

    Integrated forces that will include the

    Department of Mineral Resources and local

    municipality, as well as the police, have to

    come together in closing down these shafts

    and also demolish all unoccupied mine

    hostels which are used to harbour criminals

    and illegal gold dealers.

    We are confident we are making signifi-

    cant progress in dealing with the challenge

    of illicit gold mining in the region.

    Mpembe said the busting of 38 suspected

    gold dealers, including underground diggers,

    was a breakthrough in curbing illicit gold

    that has also seen police officers involved.

    The arrest of the suspected illegal gold

    dealers was preceded by the busting of 25

    people, which included 19 police officers and

    6 civilians in the Goldfields town mid-Sep-

    tember. They are facing charges ranging

    from corruption to money laundering.

    Mpembe attributes the success in arrests

    to the ability of the anti-crime system of the

    law enforcement agencies.

    The arrest of civilians, illegal gold

    dealers syndicates and members of the

    police who we believe have been colluding in

    illicit gold crimes is an indication that we

    have improved ways of detecting criminals.

    We are improving in all methods of

    investigation and use of technology to break

    into the sophisticated methods of crime

    syndicates. We are very confident that we

    are going to get to the bottom of illicit gold

    mining and dealing in the Free State. It is a

    fact that crime syndicates use sophisticated

    means too in their mission.

    The police have further clammed down on

    suspected illegal gold dealers, impounding

    their various luxury vehicles, some of which

    are believed to have been utilized in the

    transit of gold and purchased with cash

    generated from elicit gold transactions.

    Butana Komphela, MEC for Police, Roads

    and Transport, said they were gunning for

    the kingpins.

    More arrests will follow. The public will

    see what luxurious lives these people live in

    their houses when the Asset Forfeiture Unit

    confiscates their assets, said Komphela.

    Close these shafts down

    Mpembe lauds strides made in curbing illicit gold dealing

    CRACKDOWN: Representatives of the Free State police law enforcement are from the left Butana Komphela, MEC for Police, Roads

    and Transport, Lt Gen. Thabethe Mpembe, Free State police commissioner, and Maj. Gen. Lerato Molale, Thabong Cluster commander.

    Here they are inspecting impounded vehicles of suspected gold dealers at the Virginia pound. Photo: Teboho Setena

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  • 2 EXPRESS, WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014

    NEWS

    THE Womens Network of the Lejweleput-

    swa region, comprising members of

    various law-enforcement agencies, reflected

    on strides made this year at a gala dinner

    held at the Goldfields Casino last Friday.

    In attendance were members of the

    South African Police Service (SAPS), units

    of Matjhabeng Security, Traffic and

    By-Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, as

    well as the Provincial Departments of

    Traffic and Correctional Services. The

    Emergency Medical Services also attended.

    Apart from acknowledging the achieve-

    ments reached during 2014, the women

    celebrated and appreciated womanhood.

    Women attending the event were encour-

    aged to continue with the mammoth task

    of carrying responsibility in the communi-

    ty. Speakers included Apaphia Modise,

    provincial champion brigadier, and

    Mathabo Leeto, MEC for Sport, Arts,

    Culture and Recreation.

    Women as law enforcement officials

    play a vital role in the social and mental

    health of our communities. A big responsi-

    bility rests on their shoulders, said Col

    Cynthia Molale of the Thabong Cluster

    Womens Network.

    Women work long hours in difficult and

    dangerous environments, ensuring that the

    communities of Lejweleputswa are safe

    and secure. They also carry the responsi-

    bility of being mothers, wives and sisters

    who take care of their families.

    Further encouraging the women, Modise

    emphasised the importance for women to

    study further.

    Women must study in order to be in

    strategic positions in the police ranks,

    said Modise.

    She also highlighted the significance of

    womens dress code in the work place.

    Women must stand together against

    the rape of women and children, Leeto

    said.

    Women must appreciate the way they

    are and their looks.

    Also gracing the occasion were Jemina

    Mtimkulu, representative of the Free State

    Department of Education, and Rito Madin-

    gana, the newly-crowned Vista Miss

    Goldfields 2014.

    Womens role in community saluted

    COL CYNTHIA MOLALE of the Thabong Cluster Womens Network and Rito Madingana,

    Vista Miss Goldfields 2014. Photos: Supplied

    JEMINA MTIMKULU, representative of the Free State Department of Education, and Brig.

    Apaphia Modise at the Womens Network of Lejweleputswas gala dinner.

    Farmers murder suspect in court

    One of the murder suspects of the

    Odendaalsrus farmer Pule Joseph

    Motsamai is expected to re-appear in the

    Odendaalsrus Magistrates Court on 21

    November while the police are still

    looking for four accomplices who are still

    on the run. He is facing charges of

    murder, house robbery and rape. The

    suspect is one of the five men wanted

    regarding the killing of the 69-year-old

    farmer, robbery and the alleged rape of

    five daughters of his on 30 October. The

    Hawks caught Motsamai earlier this

    month thus making a breakthrough in

    the crime in which the assailants shot

    the deceased three times and thereafter

    allegedly sexually assaulted the de-

    ceaseds daughters.

    Capt. Stephen Thakeng, spokesperson

    of the Welkom police, said the attackers

    had taken the deceaseds belongings, a

    safe with an undisclosed amount of cash,

    revolver and a vehicle which they had

    used to flee after the brutal attack. The

    vehicle was found abandoned on the

    Erdeel Road towards Thabong in

    Welkom. Anyone with information

    helpful in the arrest of the four suspects

    and their prosecution and conviction,

    must contact the investigative officer,

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