Articles tagged 'zcdc'

Sugar Chagonda outlines vision 26 November 2018 HARARE - Aspiring Zifa board member Sugar Chagonda wants to summon his experience in the corporate world to help change the face of local football if voted into office next month. Attention for the Zifa elections set for December 1 has since shifted to the race for board member positions after...
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...
Diamonds theft suspects arrested 1 January 2018 HARARE - A female diamond sorter who reportedly connived with her workmates and manipulated security and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) at Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) before stealing gems worth $500 000 has been nabbed. Tapiwa Janet Marange, 32, reportedly went on to purchas...
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...
EASTERN NEWS | Outrage over Chiadzwa security 'abuses' 31 August 2017 MUTARE - Fearful villagers from the diamond-rich Chiadzwa area are accusing the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) of gross human rights abuses, which its chief executive officer, Morris Mpofu, confirmed were being investigated by police. President Robert Mugabe's government was accu...
Police fingered in Chiadzwa chaos 29 July 2017 MUTARE - Police have been accused of facilitating the entry of illegal artisanal miners into Marange diamond fields and mobilising them to attack Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) security. Zimbabwe's new State-owned diamond miner ZCDC started operations in March last year after the...
Booted diamond firms' court action imperils jobs 29 July 2017 MUTARE  - Over 1 500 workers who were employed by Mbada Diamonds, Jinan and Anjin remain jobless as Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) fears being held in contempt of court if it employs them before the companies' court action is finalised. The firms sued government for breach of con...
Booted diamond miner Anjin seeks reinstatement 12 July 2017 HARARE - Chinese diamond mining firm Anjin Investments (Anjin), which was booted out of the Marange mining fields last year, has approached the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) demanding reinstatement. The application was made after Mines minister Walter Chidakwa ordered diamond mining firms t...
RBZ takes over diamond operations 23 May 2017 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has taken over the production of diamonds in the country in an effort to promote transparency in the sector. This comes as the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), which was formed last year after government expelled all diamond miners in Ma...
Minister lies at KP 4 May 2017 HARARE - Mines minister Walter Chidakwa has been caught in the eye of a storm after he lied that all the legal issues surrounding government's takeover of the Chiadzwa diamond fields have been completed. This comes at a time the newly-formed government mining company — Zimbabwe Consolidated Di...
Court gives govt diamond miner ultimatum 27 April 2017 HARARE - The High Court has given the government-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) an ultimatum to comply with an order stopping it from looting Grandwell Holdings (Grandwell)'s mining ore in the Chiadzwa mining fields. This comes after Grandwell, which owns 50 percent shareho...
Closure of diamond firms triggered cash shortages 15 April 2017 HARARE - The closure of diamond mining companies early last year has been cited as one of the reasons for the current cash shortages, investigations by the Daily News have revealed. Confidential documents seen by the Daily News, which are also set to be tabled before key government institution...
ZCDC mess, we told you so! 23 June 2016 HARARE - On Monday, Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga saw red as the parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines, chaired by Masvingo urban Member of Parliament Daniel Shumba, hauled him over the coals. The committee told Gudyanga that the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company...
Govt diamond miner operating illegally: Parly 21 June 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) is operating illegally, after Mines minister Walter Chidakwa formed the entity without an Act of Parliament to guide its operations, it has emerged. Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga was yesterday grilled by the parlia...
Gudyanga grilled in Parliament 21 June 2016 HARARE - Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga was yesterday grilled by parliamentarians over corruption and mismanagement at the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) and the controversial sale of Murowa Diamonds. Gudyanga, who chairs boards of three parastatals under his...
Chidakwa's job on the line 7 June 2016 HARARE - Mines minister Walter Chidakwa is facing a major battle for his political career after it was revealed yesterday that Zanu PF hawks want his head on the chopping block for lying to President Robert Mugabe, the party and the nation about missing diamond revenue to the staggering tune of $...
We have been vindicated 6 June 2016 HARARE - The recent dismissal of the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) management not only exonerates the Daily News from the brickbats and battering it received for warning the Zanu PF government against its ill-advised seizure of diamond companies, but also goes on to show how myopic...