Illegal gold miners

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    Zanu-PF youths invade mine, make off with 1 tonne gold ore

    SCORES of youths linked to the ruling Zanu-PF besieged a Shurugwi gold mine owned by businessman Urayayi Marima and escaped with one tonne of gold ore after disarming the security personnel. Bravo Mine in Wonderer some 10km from Shurugwi Mine was allegedly invaded on Thursday last week and guards at the entity were disarmed. Midlands Police spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko told…

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    Gold miner dies after mine shaft collapsed

    A 29 year old artisanal miner died on Saturday, while two others sustained injuries, at Gatawa farm in Bindura after a mine shaft collapse. Twenty-nine year old Kelvin Matanda of Mupandenyama in Bindura was underground alongside two other artisanal miners from Glendale when the mine shaft in which they were working collapsed. Mashonaland Central Police Spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed…

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    12 miners feared dead as gold shaft collapses in Silobela

    AT least 12 suspected illegal gold miners have been trapped underground since Saturday night after a shaft collapsed at Peace Mine in Silobela. Rescue efforts are expected to continue today and authorities said they had made contact with the miners who said they are still safe. The miners are being supplied with oxygen through a tunnel. Acting Kwekwe District Civil…

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