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Robbers pounce on Chitanda Gold Mill


KADOMA — Eight robbers armed with machetes, explosives and stones pounced on Chitanda Gold Mill in Kadoma, detonated explosives to scare away employees before stealing 1 000kg of gold ore last week.

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The value of the gold ore could not be immediately ascertained and police have since launched a manhunt for the robbers.

Mashonaland West acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ian Kohwera confirmed the robbery.

He said on Wednesday last week at around 2am, eight people raided the mill located at Chakari. The gang detonated explosives sending employees scampering for safety.

“The robbers broke all light sources, plunging the mill into darkness before loading 1 000kg gold ore into sacks and fleeing the scene,” Kohwera said.

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