Artisanal miner

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    High school Maths teacher dies panning for gold

    A Mathematics teacher from Zvishavane, who had absconded work to go and conduct illegal mining, died after he fell headlong into a 15-metre deep mine shaft while lowering his colleague with a rope. The incident occurred last Wednesday when Pesanai Chiresve (42), of Izaya Park in Zvishavane who is a teacher at George Chipadza Secondary School in the asbestos mining…

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  • Bogus cops wreak havoc in Mash east

    Police in Mashonaland East have launched a manhunt for a gang of 10 men masquerading as police officers and robbing unsuspecting people of cash and valuables. The gang on Sunday pounced on four artisanal miners and got away with 12g of gold, and US$10 000 in cash. Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza investigations were underway. “It is…

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    Artisanal miner disrupt bible study with an explosive device

    An assailant believed to be an artisanal miner detonated an explosive device in a house in Bulawayo’s Luveve suburb on Tuesday night where three men were conducting bible studies in a fight over a woman. Part of the damage to the house It is believed the suspected artisanal miner was targeting one of the three men with whom he is…

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