Council, govt sued over explosions

BULAWAYO - Mpopoma and Matshobana residents have sued various government departments, including the ministry of Local Government as well as the city council to compel them to release a report on the findings of the official report on the blasting operations of a granite company in the high density areas.

This was after the Mpopoma–Matshobana Residents Association had engaged all the stakeholders forcing a probe into the operations of Davies Granite Company which they said were causing the collapse and cracking of some residential flats and houses nearby.

The residents complained that thousands of families’ lives in Mpopoma, Tshabalala, Sizinda and Matshobana were endangered as millions of dust particles from blasting activities as a result of rock blasts exposed them to silicosis and other related diseases.

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