Search on for families of two Zama Zamas found dead near Welkom

The alleged illegal mining site.

The alleged illegal mining site.

Police say the bodies were found underground the Freddies Mine two months ago.

 Police in Odendaalsrus, a Free State town just outside Welkom, on Friday said officers were trying to locate the relatives of two illegal miners who were found dead almost two months ago.Police spokeswoman, Constable Kethabile Mofokeng, said the bodies surfaced from underground at the Freddies Mine.

“They both had name tags with them, the first one was written Kopano of number 19 Hanipark and the second was Ndondo Rasta of Lesotho,” said Mofokeng.

“Investigating Officer Warrant Officer Marlene Scott tried to trace the relatives from the given address but both men were unknown. The bodies are still at the Welkom Mortuary.”

Anyone with information regarding the men’s identities or their relatives should contact Scott at 057 916 2436 or 074 699 6671.

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