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Khehla's hot on trail of treasure

By unknown | Jul 30, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Zinhle Mapumulo

Zinhle Mapumulo

Treasure hunter Khehla Dlamini has a dream - that he will find Krugerrands buried on his property.

But instead of unearthing money during his big dig, Dlamini has attracted unwelcome attention.

"Now that people realise that I am close to finding the treasure, they have started making an unnecessary noise.

"Yesterday they called the police to come and stop my digging," Dlamini said.

Police spokesman Kay Makhubela said: "The hole is dangerous. Apart from it being a hazard, it is damaging the house next door. These people dug until they reached the edges of the garage of the house next door."

And, he added, mining in a residential area is illegal.

Dlamini's neighbours in Zola, Soweto, also had a lot to say, especially about the noise his drilling machines have been making since he started digging in February.

But, Dlamini said: "People are jealous of the money I will find buried in this yard. I have been digging all along and nobody was complaining."

This is not the first time that people have embarked on treasure hunts in their yards.

In December 2006, a pensioner from Daveyton, on the East Rand, had a similar dream. He dug and dug for months, all to no avail.

Three years ago in Zola, Soweto, a pensioner dreamed of a white man telling her there was treasure buried inside her house.

She dug up the floor in her bedroom until municipal officials stopped her.

But Dlamini, who is in a wheelchair, is not giving up and nor are the three men who help him dig.


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