Regardless of affirmation that the stones Current in KwaHlathi, outdoors Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, have been simply widespread quartz crystals And by no means diamonds, natives say They will proceed digging.
Final week, lots of Of people, some from completely different parts of the province and nation, descended on KwaHlathi, believing There have been diamonds Inside The world.
After a lot digging, KZN’s financial enchancment, tourism and environmental affairs MEC Ravi Pillay said The useful stones Weren’t diamonds.
He said checks conclusively revealed that the stones have been quartz crystals.
However, talking on SABC Information, one native said He’ll proceed digging Regardless of The very Incontrovertible actuality that the stones Aren’t diamonds.
“Even although They are saying the stones are quartz, We’re promoting them for something between R300 and R1,000. Individuals are buying for them and We do not know why They’re buying for them,” he said.
He said people Inside The world Aren’t satisfied by The federal authorities report.