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Drama as Mines Ministry and Council clash over land




Drama ash Mines Ministry and Council clash over land. “We are having problems with one miner, one Mazembe who was given a prospecting licence and allocated a mining claim on land that was gazetted as commercial stands about four years ago. Businesspeople had already begun constructing their business premises,” Zhizhinji said.

Chaminuka Rural District Council (RDC) in Shamva has accused the Mines ministry of dubiously allocating mining claims on land earmarked for commercial projects. Council chairperson Nevson Zhizhinji revealed this at a stakeholders’ meeting.

The dispute arose after Mazembe, who was recently issued a mining licence at Bent Farm, threatened to demolish shops, a clinic and church building under construction and refused audience with council, saying he had higher connections. Zhizhinji added that the stands were pegged a long time ago, in accordance with Lands ministry statutes.

“These stands were pegged years back with others commencing construction. Mazembe began fencing off the area and operating at night after he was issued mining papers, but after complaints were raised we were ordered to stop, of which as council we obliged,” he said.

“To our surprise, he didn’t receive any letter to stop operations; he continued to pump money on disputed land. That is when all this chaos started.”

Mashonaland Central provincial mines director Tariro Ndlovu said his office was aware of the conflict. “We had a meeting yesterday where you gave us your grievances, now we are going to compare what is on the ground and on paper and decide on what needs to be corrected,” he said.

Bent Farm was gazetted as a business centre in 1995, however, the policy shift on land use is causing confusion in the community and local authority.

Source – Newsday

The battle is getting real – Passion Java replies Prophet Makandiwa’s sermon teaching Ukaona uchiti unemari hauna mari: Video

The battle is getting real – Passion Java replies Prophet Makandiwa’s sermon teaching Ukaona uchiti unemari hauna mari: Video. So the battle is now reaching its highest peak as Prophet Passion Java seems to be in for a battle or wants some attention from one of Zimbabwe’s biggest Prophets Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa.

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We are saying this because earlier yesterday the UIFC leader had a preaching sermon were he said “Ukaona uchitaura kuti unemari hauna mari” This statement did not sit well with Passion Java who then immediately…continue reading.




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