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Kimberley’s artisanal miners have made their third discovery of human skeletal remains. The remains were unearthed from six separate shallow graves close to an old buffalo camp on what still remains part of diamond giant’s De Beers’ land.

Chairperson of the Kimberley Artisanal Miners Association Lucky Seekoei told NCNN.LIVE at the scene that De Beers should account for their gruesome find.

“We have an application on this piece of land which is adjacent to our recently acquired Kenilworth floors that we operating from.

“Today’s discovery is worrying in that it is the third time following at West End last month and last year at Samaria.

“We hope that forensic investigations would be able to establish age and other aspects,” he said.

By the time of publishing police had cordoned the area and awaiting their forensics specialist.

By Thabo Mothibi






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Thabo Mothibi is a former broadcast journalist (TV and Radio) – with specialist reporting experience; SABC Political/Parliamentary and TRC Teams over a period of five years (1995 to 2000).

One key foreign assignment - is the 11-nation African Connection Rally – overland journey from Africa’s northern-most pole in the coastal Tunisian city of Bizerte to the southern-most pole in South Africa’s Cape Agulhas. From the journalistic years, Thabo then delved into Government media liaison and serving two former Ministers and three MECs. He became the Northern Cape Provincial Government’s first department based Communications Director at Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development - 2008-2010 – where he also served as Head of Ministry from 2003 – 2008.

As a former anti-apartheid activist, his political background and professional training aided him in spearheading the Northern Cape ANC’s 2004 National Elections media and publicity campaign and that of the 2006 Local Government Elections.

Whilst based in Waterkloof in Pretoria -2010 to end 2011, he consulted for Manstrat Agricultural Intelligence, then returned to the Northern Cape in 2012 to date, to consult independently and pursue other entrepreneurial interests in media and communications through KwaVuko Communications and Marketing.

Thabo Mothibi obtained his NQF7 through Wits University’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM) in Johannesburg, a Unilever Mandela Rhodes Academy for Marketing and Communications Academy (UMRA). The goal of the NQF7 programme was to educate and train public and private sector professional communicators and marketers in government communications..