Deadly Accidents Put Illegal Mining Under Spotlight in Zimbabwe
Rights activists have expressed concern over the increase in the number of mine-related deaths involving artisanal miners and small scale miners in Zimbabwe. This comes after five artisanal miners are still trapped under a mine in Chegutu, 13 days after the shaft collapsed, with relatives of the victims bemoaning the slow pace of rescue efforts by the mining company. The mining industry has in recent years come under scrutiny for human rights violations and environmental concerns.
Zimbabwe's government has banned all mining in national parks, one day after environmental rights lawyers went to court to ban a Chinese firm from exploring for coal in the ... Read more »
The influence of the military in Zimbabwean politics is reported to be on the ascendancy while the army generals have also been reported to be heavily involved in the mining and ... Read more »
Violence perpetrated by machete-wielding artisanal miners is on the rise in Zimbabwe with hundreds of people killed in 2019 in battles to control small-scale mines, a development ... Read more »
Rescue efforts are continuing for four miners trapped at Esikhoveni Mine in Matabeleland south province after the shaft where they were working caved in. The gold mining industry ... Read more »