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Windsor Road Plagued by Illegal Miners: Section Collapses



Windsor Road Plagued by Illegal Miners: Section Collapses

Windsor Road in Luipaardsvlei, which has been closed for repairs for an extended period, recently experienced a section collapse due to illegal mining activities. According to Mogale City Municipality Watchdog committee member Adrian Maytom, illegal miners dug up and destroyed around 100 meters of the road.

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has been attempting to address illegal mining in the area, but the road has been problematic for motorists since at least April 2022, possibly longer. This incident marks another occurrence of road damage caused by illegal mining, with a previous repair carried out over a year ago due to similar activity.

Mark Trump, chairperson of the Strategic and Tactical Operations Response Management Committee (Storm), confirmed receiving complaints from residents living near the road, expressing concern about escalating illegal activities. He promptly reported the issue to the police and the municipality in his capacity as the Storm Section 79 chairperson for oversight.

Trump added that local businesses attempt to fill up the holes dug by illegal miners during the day, only to have the miners return at night to reopen the holes.


The Krugersdorp News has sought updates from Mogale City Local Municipality (MCLM) for several weeks regarding the road’s reopening, but we are still waiting for a response.

As a precaution, the road has been closed off, and residents are warned to avoid areas near Shaft, Contour, Railway line, and Windsor roads.

Source: Illegal miners back to haunt Windsor Road; section of road collapses

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