Danhamombe High School in Sese, Chivi has applied for a court order to evict Murowa Diamond Mine from its premises within 10 days.
Murowa has for the last one year been prospecting for diamonds in the school premises, and this according to the parents is disturbing lessons.
The mine has been given ten days to pack and leave, according to court papers. The papers were filed by the school with the Administrative Court on May 27, 2021.
The school which is being represented by Matutu and Mureri Legal Practitioners cites Murowa as the first respondent and the Minister of Mines and Mining as the second respondent.
The School Development Committee (SDC) says it wants Murowa to decamp and create space for an agricultural project that should have started last December.
The plaintiff also wants Murowa to meet costs of the suit.
Murowa began exploring for diamonds in the Sese area around 2018 and has nearly 200 mining claims in the area.
Sese Community Trust, first wrote Government and the diamond miner demanding that Murowa decamp from the school premises by December 5, last year.
The villagers accused Murowa of failing to engage the community on how best to work together.
Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Ezra Chadzamira at one time said it was not proper for Murowa to camp within the school premises. ■