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MPUMALANGA – Forget Mwatutsa (28), Forward Kavunga (23) Orbet Nyaora(29) and Arming Mcucune(32) were denied bail by Orgies Magistrate’s Court on Friday 2018-03-09 for illegal processing of gold

The three suspects were arrested by Members of Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit Middelburg, Secunda and South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) on Thursday 2018-03-08 during an operation conducted at a farm in Orgies area.

Mwatutsa, Kavunga, and Mcucune were found at the farm working and they alleged that they were employed by Nyaora. Nyaora was phoned and upon arrival at the farm he tried to bribe the police with R6 000.00 and he was immediately arrested.

Following a search at the farm, gold bearing material estimated to worth R400 000.00 and a vehicle were seized.

The four suspects were remanded in custody and they are expected to appear again at the same court on the 16th March 2018 for verification of addresses and further investigation.