On the 11th April 2014, Grootvlei Mine turned into the battlefield between the police and the illegal miners. Captain Johannes Ramaphosa of the Springs Police Station says “the exchange of the gun shots between the illegal miners and the police ended with no one injured” he also said that the police rushed to the scene after they received a call informing them of the shooting between the Grootvlei security guards and the illegal miners.
Captain Ramaphosa says “when the police arrived on the scene, the alleged illegal miners turned their …. bullets towards them before they ran away from the scene.”
Captain Ramaphosa said that no injuries were reported and the police are still looking for the suspects.