Lesotho, South Africa
Fed-up Pretoria takes action on Basotho gang gold raids

Zama zamas in Roodepoort, on 13 April 2012.
Zama zamas in Roodepoort, on 13 April 2012. © Jennifer Bruce/Gallo Images
The people injecting the most cash into the Lesotho general election campaign, local gangs, get much of their money from raiding disused gold mines in South Africa. These Basotho gangs are now threatening active mines, sparking tensions between Pretoria and Maseru. [...]
Published on 05.10.2022 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 4 minutes
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