Machete gang attacks

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    Machete gang attacks Zanu-PF bigwig’s wife, demands gold

    THE wife and children of Vongaiishe Mupereri, a Kwekwe-based ZANU PF bigwig were last week tortured by a five-member machete gang at the family’s home demanding gold.After failing to secure the gold the unidentified attackers then stole cash and other valuables worth thousands of dollars.The incident happened around mid-day at the Golden Acres’ home of Vongaiishe Mupereri after five armed…

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    President Mnangagwa must give artisanal miners legal standing

    VIOLENCE has spiked in Zimbabwe’s gold mining sector, costing hundreds of people their lives and triggering a police operation that led to the arrest of thousands. Media and government blame artisanal miners, who dig using little mechanisation and often without licences but are the country’s main gold producers. Yet the bloodshed is better seen as a symptom of Zimbabwe’s flawed…

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    Zhombe machete gangster released on $5 000 bail

    ONE of the eleven machete-wielding illegal gold panners who allegedly invaded a gold mine in Zhombe in Midlands Province and attacked a rival before robbing him of US$15 000 and extensively damaging his vehicle, has been released on $5 000 bail. Obey Mbano (20) of Kwekwe and his 10 accomplices attacked Conilious Dube while prospecting for gold at Forever Gold Syndicate…

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