Africa
5:04 am
Mon February 17, 2014

South African Miners Blocked From Leaving Illegal Mine

Originally published on Mon February 17, 2014 6:57 am

Rescue efforts have been underway at an illegal gold mine near Johannesburg, where a group of miners were trapped by boulders they say were placed there by a gang of rivals. Some of the men refused rescue because those let out were being arrested by local police for their unauthorized excavations. Renee Montagne talks to David Smith, a reporter for Britain's Guardian newspaper in Johannesburg.