The Minerals Council of South Africa says police are not coping against powerful armed gangs that are attacking the country’s gold mines.
A suspect has been shot dead and a security guard wounded in a robbery at Bedford Centre in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.
At least one suspect has been killed and another arrested in Soweto after as many as seven men attempted to rob the Dion Wired store at the Cresta shopping Mall in Randburg, Gauteng.
Two suspects, arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder at the Sasol garage near Denlyn Shopping centre in Mamelodi are on Wednesday expected to appear at the magistrate court.
Investigations are underway following an armed robbery at the Eden Park police station east of Johannesburg last night. No one was injured. One R-5 rifle and two empty magazines cannot be accounted for.