January 1, 1970

Body of zama zama found

Emergency teams that that went into the Langlaagte mine have found the body of an illegal miner. Source: News
January 1, 1970

'They know the channels best' – Illegal miners help search in Langlaagte rescue

Highly specialised rescue technicians and illegal miners have formed an unlikely partnership in the search for men trapped underground at a disused Langlaagte mine. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Two zama zamas surface in Langlaagte

Two zama zama miners have surfaced from the disused mine shaft in Langlaagte, Johannesburg. Source: News
January 1, 1970

'I was underground for two weeks,' says zama zama miner

One of two illegal miners rescued from a disused mine speaks of two weeks underground. Source: News