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Three people seconded to River Ranch Diamond Mine by a South African-based company had valid United Nations Development Programme permits five to 17 months after their contracts had been terminated.
Two vehicles with civilian number plates belonging to River Ranch diamond mine were indeed registered in the name of the United Nations Development Programme.