Gold panners

  • Courts and Law

    Gold dealer tricked into paying US$70,000 for bag of sand

    TWO brothers allegedly defrauded a gold dealer of US$70 000 after selling him a bag of sand that they pretended had made 7kg of an amalgam of gold and mercury. Kudakwashe Pfavai (28) and Daniel Pfavai (29) allegedly lured Mr Phinias Munda to Shangani River to process the sand using mercury, resulting in what they said was 7kg of amalgam.…

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  • Local

    Kwekwe gold panners impregnate 6 junior councillors

    SIX female juveniles – three below the age of 15 – who were part of the Kwekwe Junior Council were reportedly impregnated or eloped with gold panners during the Covid-19 induced lockdown. The shocking stats were revealed during a Zimbabwe National Council for Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) annual convention recently. Kwekwe District has a total of 56 junior councillors from…

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  • Local

    ‘We need money for school’: young Marange gold panners

    CHILDREN as young as 10 used to cool themselves from the sweltering heat in the Odzi River on their way back from school in mineral-rich Marange, a village 90km south of Mutare in eastern Zimbabwe. Now, with the public education system collapsing and the pandemic taking a wrecking ball to their parents’ economic opportunities, children are spending whole days at the…

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