Articles tagged 'gold panners'

Kwekwe machete war claims 14 22 November 2018 HARARE - The machete wars that have been going on for the past two years in the Midlands Province mining town of Kwekwe have so far killed 14 people and injured over 100 others so far, government has confirmed. Deputy Home Affairs minister Mike Madiro told Parliament yesterday that the deaths ...
Fighting fire with fire makes a bigger fire 4 April 2018 HARARE - Last week, illegal artisanal miners invaded Grace Mugabe's Smithfield Farm in Mazowe in what appeared to be a politically-motivated occupation. Grace is thought to be the real force behind her aging husband's volte-face over his resignation last November and his dim view of President ...
Grace lying, says Mpofu 2 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Former first lady Grace Mugabe is defying a court order to vacate Smithfield Farm, which she claims has been invaded by artisanal miners who are suspected to be Zanu PF youths, Home Affairs and Culture minister Obert Mpofu said yesterday. Mpofu told a news conference here that polic...
8 miners dead after shaft collapse in Mazowe 28 May 2017 HARARE - Eight miners were confirmed dead yesterday after being trapped in a shaft while panning for gold at Big Mine in Mazowe on Monday. The likely cause of the collapse was not revealed, but rescue efforts seemed to have been held up by lack of excavators over the past five days. Police ...
Gold panners ruin Byo council's work 27 January 2014 BULAWAYO - Illegal gold panning activities taking place in areas near some of Bulawayo’s water supply dams, remain a thorn in the flesh to the city council which for years has battled to provide uninterrupted water to its residents. The city council has been fighting the panners popularly know...