Articles tagged 'zimbabwe consolidated diamond company'

ZCDC embarks on housing project 20 October 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) is set to develop land in Chimanimani town into a mixed residential area. The company, wholly-owned by the government, says it aims to identify and realise Zimbabwe's diamond potential for the benefit of the nation and did not explain i...
ZCDC invests $100m on mining equipment 3 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has invested about $100 million in the design and installation of a 450 tonne per hour (TPH) conglomerate plant and complementary mining equipment from Belarus, an official has said. Morris Mpofu, the ZCDC chief executive, said the mining e...
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. ...
Armed police loot diamonds 20 March 2018 HARARE - Parliament yesterday heard how heavily armed police officers numbering about 200, in mafia style, stormed the Mbada Diamond fields in Marange and looted gems worth millions of dollars before they broke television monitors and equipment in a raid which left workers fearing for their lives...
ZCDC honoured 17 March 2018 HARARE - With just over a year into operations, the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company(Private) Limited (ZCDC) has been awarded the prestigious Company of the Year Award while its chief executive officer Moris Bekezela Mpofu was bestowed the Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award for h...
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...
Surrey lift Diamond Super Cup 30 January 2018 MUTARE - Surrey Abattoirs are the winners of the inaugural Zifa Eastern Region Division One League Diamond Super Cup after edging Tenax 2-1 in an exciting duel at Sakubva Stadium on Sunday. Surrey and Tenax had dumped Mucheke Pirates and Buffaloes respectively by identical 3-2 score lines in t...
EASTERN NEWS 25 January 2018 Provincial youth chair likens self to ED MUTARE - Zanu PF Manicaland provincial youth chairperson Tawanda Mukodza was last week heckled after trying to respond to questions of his legitimacy by drawing parallels with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership — suggesting that he too had not b...
ZCDC sponsors Diamond Super Cup 25 January 2018 HARARE - The Diamond Super Cup tournament sponsored by Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) was launched in Mutare last night. The tournament will feature top four Eastern Region Division 1 clubs on January 27 and 28 this month at Sakubva Stadium. This is part of ZCDC’s Corporate So...
'Marange environmental damage costs $20 million' 24 January 2018 HARARE - Seven diamond companies that operated in the Marange area from 2007 to 2015 mined the area without rehabilitating mined out areas and the environmental reclamation exercise is estimated to cost well over $20 million, Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) chief executive Moris M...
Manica Diamond attracts PSL players 23 January 2018 HARARE - Newly-established Zifa Eastern Region Division One side Manica Diamonds has attracted a number of seasoned campaigners ahead of their debut 2018 season. Bankrolled by the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (Pvt) Ltd, the team's head coach Luke Masomere has worked round the clock to...
Diamonds to be put on sale in February 15 January 2018 HARARE – Diamonds worth millions of dollars are due to be put on sale next month, the first auction after the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) started operations. Mines and Mining Development minister Winston Chitando confirmed the sale but declined to disclose the quantities invol...
Chagonda leaves ZTA 7 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) head of corporate affairs, Sugar Chagonda has been redeployed and has joined Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) as head of public relations and community development. Chagonda, 40, who for nine years has been the face of ZTA as the institutio...
ZCDC employee denied bail 31 December 2017 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) employee who allegedly connived with his workmates and manipulated security and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and exchanged fake gems for original ones without detection was denied bail yesterday. In the process, the ZCDC lost diamonds...
Diamond miner loses $500k in scam 29 December 2017 HARARE - A group of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) employees allegedly connived and manipulated Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and exchanged fake gems for original ones without detection. In the process, the ZCDC lost diamonds worth more than $500 000, the court was told yester...
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...
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...
ZCDC directors face prosecution 11 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) directors — including Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga — face prosecution after the firm defied a court order barring it from looting Grandwell Holdings' (Grandwell) diamond ore in Chiadzwa. Grandwell, which holds a 50 pe...
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...
Zim pays Russians $5m for diamonds 4 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has paid $5 million-plus to buy out Russian-led miner DTZ-OZGEO for expropriating its diamond claims in Chimanimani. This also comes as parliament is cranking up pressure on President Robert Mugabe to re-open the Marange gem fields to independent players before year-end, as a...
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...
India seeks increased diamond trade 24 March 2017 BULAWAYO - India said it is seeking to develop Zimbabwe’s diamond sector through increased trade. One of the emerging Asian giant’s leading industry bodies, I am SME of India, yesterday said it was looking for ways to partner with local diamond producers. “It’s deplorable that Africa in gen...