Diamond deposits discovered in Mash East

RICH diamond deposits have been discovered in Marondera West, with government saying it would only start mining operations after crafting a new diamond law in August.

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA

President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed the development at a Zanu PF campaign rally at Chizanga Primary School in Mutoko, at the weekend. He said he had since ordered Provincial Affairs minister David Musabayana to guard against invasion of the area by illegal miners.

“He (Musabayana) explained on the issue of diamonds and I said on that issue, slow down. We will deliberate on that in August after coming up with a new law on diamonds. As for now, stop encouraging people to look for the diamonds. But we will have a clear picture on how to mine diamonds in August,” he said.

Though efforts to get the exact location of the mineral from Musabayana were fruitless, it is reported that diamond deposits were discovered in Chihota, Marondera West.

In 2006, diamond deposits were discovered in Chiadzwa, Marange, before thousands of illegal miners invaded the area in search of the precious stone.

Mnangagwa was also briefed on the looting of black granite in the Mutoko area, with the community not benefiting anything.

“On the issue of granite, I know it is mainly found here in Mutoko, the mountains are being destroyed in search of the rocks. I want to promise you that this new dispensation, any (black granite) miner coming here will working alongside indigenous people.

“Currently, there is a Bill in Parliament, Mines Minerals Amendment that the community around the mines should benefit from the activities happening there,” he said.

At least 98% of black granite extracted from Mutoko is exported to European countries including Germany, Spain and Italy.

According to the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, Mutoko district produces 75% of the country’s black granite.

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11 Comments

  1. Now for sure the Junta will never give up power.

  2. Slow down… I’m coming to look.kkk

  3. Chihota people you must never be taken advantage of by these people like what happened in Chiadzwa …Organise yourselves and guard your heritage jealously…munodzingwa ikoko mukasara musina chinhu

  4. we a in marondera east dnt be fooled guys there is no such mineral,he z campaignng only,there z nothng crucial on minerals than getting rid of Obert mphofu other than lyng abt crafting new mining laws,why such lies to pple in rural areas,pliz fear god Ed

  5. … And why should national treasures be addressed at a political rally.. isnt this supposed to be some national thing for everyone regardless of party ?? just asking i dont know how this works

  6. From years back 1985-1995,Zanu pf has been laying developmental plans ahead,but guess what,non of these plans failed us dismally. Why did zanu pf failed dismally to fulfill these developmental plans? Zanu pf failed zimbabweans hands down when the British constitution elapsed in 19990,hence the British constitution was the economic engine room for the then Rhodesia to zimbabwe in that 10 year period of which Mugabe was supposed to step down as president,but zanu pf failed to realize that there is light at the end of zanu pf rule.Zimbabwe is full of minerals t account for,but non of these are being utilized only in the hands of zanu pf.People in all walks of life in zimbabwe,its high time now for every zimbabwean to take things into our own hands that zanu pf must demise forever.

  7. i hope this is not a ruse by ed but how come there are no locals rushing there will take it with a pinch of salt

  8. Mnangagwa anonyepa zvaingoita Mugabe.Anoda kuzochera madhaimani muna August vanhu vachifa nenzara.Ndaende ndaende anhuwe.Hapana chekumirira apa.Anozocherwawo ndiana Chamisa.Iye ake akachera kudhara kwaChiadzwa.Munhu wepi asinganyari.Pasi naye Mnangagwa mupambepfumi kupamba nyika naChiwenga naShiri.Pasi nawo anhu iwawawa.Vakangobva chete nyika yanaka.

  9. Mnangagwa anonyepa zvaingoita Mugabe.Anoda kuzochera madhaimani muna August vanhu vachifa nenzara.Ndaende ndaende anhuwe.Hapana chekumirira apa.Anozocherwawo ndiana Chamisa.Iye ake akachera kudhara kwaChiadzwa.Munhu wepi asinganyari.Pasi naye Mnangagwa mupambepfumi kupamba nyika naChiwenga naShiri.Pasi nawo anhu iwawawa.Vakangobva chete nyika yanaka.

  10. Comment…Mukuru, endayi munozviwonera pamhuno sefodya. Gore riyaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Dhiziri paChinhoyi. Chenjerayi mukuru, kutambidzwa manyepo nevechidiki ava. Yeukayi, DHIZIRI PACHINHOYI.

  11. Actually it’s true. I am holding a a 6 corner from there right now. Ndapina….kkkkkk

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