Hundreds Of Mashurugwi arrested as police launch operation Chikorokoza Ngachipere. Officer Commanding Police Support Unit Assistant Commissioner, Bazibi Dube revealed that a lot of equipment has also been recovered proving that the illegal mining activities have huge sponsorship from highly placed cartels.
Hundreds of illegal miners (popularly known as Mashurugwi in street lingo) were rounded up and arrested in Mutasa district, Manicaland province after the police launched ‘Operation Chikorokoza Ngachipere‘ in a bid to eradicate illegal mining operations.
Bazibi vowed that the police will not move out of mining areas until they stamp out all illegal mining activities. Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri also visited the mining area where the operation is taking place.
She commended the police and the members of the Manicaland Joint Command for spearheading the operation that seeks to restore normalcy and sanity in mining areas.
Minister Muchinguri says there is however need for the ministry of mines to urgently come on board and support the regularisation of mining activities shortly after Chikorokoza Ngachipere operations to pave way for controlled and environment-friendly mining activities.
Minister Muchinguri also toured some of the areas which illegal mining activities have been taking place to assess the level of land degradation where she emphasized the urgent need to rehabilitate the affected mining areas.
Meanwhile in other news, 5 notorious Shamva machete-wielding robbers were arrested yesterday for stabbing and robbing a couple. The five, Onias Sindura aged 30, Lameck Mabhiza(24), Brendan Mutasa(19), Kudakwashe Karima(23), Kushinga Munemo stabbed a couple before robbing them of around USD40 000 in goods and cash.
Source – iHarare
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