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Residents of Kagiso have been protesting for the past few days. They said illegal miners or Zama Zamas were committing crime in their communities.

Several people protesting against the presence of illegal miners were arrested in Kagiso, West of Johannesburg on Thursday as residents continued clashing with police.

Atleast one person reportedly died during these protests. Some protesters are using corrugated iron to block rubber bullets.

The protests follow an unfortunate event where atleast eight women were gang r_aped by alleged Zama Zamas near a mine dump in Krugersdorp.

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