Articles tagged 'chiadzwa'

EASTERN NEWS | Chiadzwa villagers remain disillusioned 22 November 2018 MUTARE - Chiadzwa villagers remain disillusioned and without hope that proposed reforms in militarised diamond fields will come to fruition. Villagers drawn from wards 29 and 30, at the epicentre of Marange diamond fields, who gathered at Mukwada Clinic last Saturday for a Zimbabwe Consolidate...
Chinese firm Anjin loses Chiadzwa court battle 30 June 2018 HARARE - Chinese firm Anjin Investments (Private) Limited (Anjin) has lost a Constitutional Court application in which it sought the nullification of a 2016 government directive expelling it from the diamond-rich Chiadzwa fields. This comes after Anjin filed the application, seeking the direct...
'Zanu PF concealed stake in diamond mining firm' 27 June 2018 HARARE - Campaign group Global Witness has said the report of Zimbabwe's parliamentary enquiry into missing diamond revenues detailing some of the hidden interests in the country's multi-billion dollar diamond industry, notably the security services, has fundamental gaps which suggest that full d...
Chiadzwa drifting in wrong direction 27 June 2018 HARARE - Despite the general consensus that the country did not benefit from the previous mining regime that existed in the Chiadzwa diamond fields before the formation of the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), events on the ground suggest that it may not be long before we revert to th...
Victory for Mbada 21 May 2018 HARARE - The Supreme Court has shut the door on the government-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) after throwing out its appeal, in which it challenged a High Court order barring it from selling diamonds belonging to Grandwell Holdings (Grandwell) in the Chiadzwa mining fields. ...
EASTERN NEWS | ZANU PF bigwigs face uncertain future 26 April 2018 HARARE - Only two seating Members of Parliament in Manicaland Province are guaranteed of progressing to the do-or-die general elections to be held in July this year after their respective constituencies could not attract challengers in the Zanu PF primary polls, the Eastern News can report. Ma...
Mohadi faces grilling over diamonds 7 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Kembo Mohadi will on Monday lead a team of serving and retired Cabinet ministers and security chiefs, respectively, in giving evidence on how police and the military were awarded licences to mine diamonds in the gem-rich Marange area. The other high-profile officials in...
Zim govt's diamond miner plans $20m investment 5 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company (ZCDC) – a wholly-owned State enterprise formed after the merger of seven miners in the country’s gem-rich Chiadzwa fields – is planning a $20 million investment this year after nearly doubling production in 2018's first quarter. The miner ...
The case of a toothless Legislature 5 March 2018 HARARE - Many people might have been left outraged and appalled by the contemptuous behaviour of Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu in Parliament last week. But to any keen follower of local politics, the bulky minister was just striding in very familiar territory. While appearing before the...
Villagers want end to diamond fields terror 1 March 2018 HARARE - Marange villagers have petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa, pictured, and Parliament to help lift restrictions imposed on their movement in 2009 which they claim has exposed them to abuse by security forces and guards at the government-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCD...
Mpofu's behaviour erodes trust in ED's govt 28 February 2018 HARARE - People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening! I found the above, which I read from the weekly e-mail bulletin shared with thousands of people by Kubatana.net. The statement is full of irony but very rich when deducted from a non-emotional point of view. I ha...
Heat on govt over Mpofu 27 February 2018 HARARE - Nearly a month after receiving a dossier on former Mines and Mining Development minister Obert Mpofu's purported corruption, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is ducking and diving on the issue, bringing into question its commitment in tackling bigwigs who are part of the go...
Mpofu Parly probe over missing $15bn postponed 20 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has postponed the hearing of Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu summoned to answer to the controversy surrounding the missing diamond revenue estimated at a staggering $15 billion. Parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy chairperson Temba Mliswa said Mpofu, who...
Chefs probed over Zim's missing $15 billion 14 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has summoned Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu and other high-ranking bureaucrats who served under former president Robert Mugabe's administration as the legislative assembly continues to seek answers to the controversy surrounding the missing diamond revenue estimated at a st...
Displaced Chiadzwa villagers' woes mount 21 December 2017 MUTARE - Chiadzwa villagers who were relocated to Arda Transau continue to live under horrid conditions and are now exposed to diseases as they are drinking water from puddles and unprotected wells, which they share with livestock. The water crisis is a result of lack of power at the community...
Mutare court frees British national 14 November 2017 MUTARE - A British national arrested in Chiadzwa Diamond Fields during Operation Hakudzokwi Commemoration has been freed by the Mutare Magistrates’ Courts. Rhiana Moses, 23, was released by magistrate Lazarus Murendo after securing $1 000 and a 72-hour temporary permit to vacate the country fr...
Relief for arrested foreign nationals 12 November 2017 MUTARE - Twenty one foreign nationals and prominent local rights activist Farai Maguwu were yesterday spared jail by a Mutare magistrate who fined them for trespassing following their arrest on Friday for holding commemorations of illegal miners killed a decade ago during the country’s diamond ru...
EASTERN NEWS | Shadowy group runs amok in Sakubva 2 November 2017 A MYSTERIOUS group of people suspected to be soldiers on a revenge mission, turned Sakubva high density upside down last week, when it randomly assaulted people in the township — hardly two weeks after a soldier and footballer was attacked by a machete in the township. The army disowned the gr...
Mbada Diamonds' equipment attached 25 October 2017 HARARE - Mbada Diamonds (Private) Limited, the former largest diamond miner in the Chiadzwa diamond fields, has had its property and assets attached pending auction on Friday over debt. Mbada was one of nine companies operating in the Chiadzwa fields directed to stop all mining activities and ...
Three illegal diamond miners killed in Marange 3 October 2017 HARARE - The bodies of three illegal miners were recovered in the Marange diamond fields last month amid a fresh diamond rush, Mines minister Walter Chidakwa has told the Senate. Chidakwa told senators on Thursday that the government is struggling to maintain peace in Chiadzwa. “The diamond...
US trial lifts lid on diamond deals 28 September 2017 HARARE - A trial in the United States has opened a can of worms, with a former lawmaker accusing a prominent Chicago developer of paying kickbacks to high-ranking officials in Zimbabwe in the hope of starting a lucrative diamond mine operation. In a lengthy cross-examination during his trial o...
EASTERN NEWS | SA gold rush torments community 17 August 2017 MUTARE - An increasing number of people from the Rusitu community is being lured into illicit and dangerous gold mining in South Africa (SA), where many have died while some have disappeared. Known as Zama Zamas, the daring illegal gold miners, who enter active mines through hidden holes that ...
EASTERN NEWS | MDC MP fumes over Mandiwanzira posters 10 August 2017 MUTASA Central MDC legislator Trevor Saruwaka is fretting over Zanu PF Nyanga South MP Supa Mandiwanzira’s campaign posters that are pasted all over a construction vehicle repairing roads in his constituency. The earth mover — owned by Fuel Africa (Pvt) Ltd — was hired to maintain the Jombe Ro...
EASTERN NEWS | Over 3 000 trapped in Marange fields 3 August 2017 MARANGE — Over 3 000 people are virtually trapped in the high-security Chiadzwa diamond fields because the authorities are not allowing them to move freely in the fields as they await their relocation. From as far back as 2008, when the diamond rush broke out in Chiadzwa, the gem-rich zone has...
EASTERN NEWS | Relocated Marange families sing the blues 20 July 2017 FAMILIES which were forcibly relocated to Arda-Transau from the diamond-rich Marange fields are bitter over the drastic deterioration of their children's education standards. Nearly a quarter of the pupils at Chirasika Primary School, which caters for the settlement, are learning under inhuman...