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  • Business Briefs

    Govt issues 15 more diamond claims to Russians

    THE Government has issued 15 more diamond mining claims to Alrosa Zimbabwe, a joint venture between the world’s largest diamond producer and the state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), an official has said. This was fulfillment of the agreement between the Government and the Russian mining giant, the official said, and most of the claims were now under exploration. “The…

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  • Local

    Soldiers arrested after beating man to death for swallowing diamonds

    TWO soldiers based in Chipinge and six other diamond panners were arrested recently after they reportedly fatally assaulted their colleague for swallowing the syndicate’s diamonds. The suspects — Gift Gamunorwa (25), Samson Sazwe (29), Kudzanai Lazarus (30), Howard Tongai (32), Gift Mutowo (25), RegaiMukumbiri (25), Melusi Maseko (40) and Langton Ndlovu (27) — were on Monday hauled before Mutare provincial…

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  • Letters

    Former ZRP cop exposes State torture tactics, police brutally

    By Keith Silika, PhD in Forensic Archaeology, Staffordshire University, September 18, 2020 One of my earliest memories is of violence and death. It happened in Harare in 1984 when I was about seven years old. I was supposed to meet a friend to play at a dump site together. He got there before me and started playing with what turned out…

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