Click here for a previous post on the topic). These miners have become a very serious problem. In fact, we learned that a police officer from Lesotho was killed by them.
As soon as we looked we saw several police cars speeding along that road in the direction of two different mine shafts. Then the several police cars turned into several dozen. Then the cars turned into police trucks, riot vehicles, disaster relief vans, emergency response units, motor bikes...really any and all law enforcement vehicles that you can imagine. We saw well over 100 vehicles go by, and when we left they were still coming, as far as the eye could see.
We still haven't heard the specifics on what was taking place, but that was our excitement for the week. Actually, the most exciting part was the sight we witnessed on our way out to the train tracks. Just around the corner from The Village, and before this whole parade started, there was one lone police truck parked in the shade of a small tree. While one officer ate his lunch on the hood of the truck, the other officer was practicing his kung fu moves...Walker - Texas Ranger-style. That was exciting!