The Free State Police Department confirmed the murder of two miners in Welkom. The workers are known to have been shot dead at Welkom on Wednesday morning.
According to the investigation, two men heading for work have been shot dead at the bus stop. The men were waiting for their bus when a bakkie with armed criminals stopped next to them.
The criminals fled the scene after they have opened a fire and killed the miners.
According to a police spokesman, five miners have been affected and received injuries of varying severity.