Zimplats sets record straight

It had been further alleged that Glenrise was owned by Zimplats management.

ZIMBABWE’S largest platinum miner, Zimplats, this week refuted reports that it had instructed its contractors, including Glenrise Investments, to lay off staff.

This follows claims carried by this publication last week, quoting a report by the Centre for Natural Resource Governance, alleging Zimplats had instructed its contractors, among them Glenrise, to lay off workers.

It had been further alleged that Glenrise was owned by Zimplats management.

But in a letter to the Zimbabwe Independent, Zimplats’ head of corporate affairs, Busi Chindove, said these allegations were untrue.

“Both these allegations are untrue, and we wish to set the record straight in that Glenrise Investments is owned neither by Implats nor by Zimplats management as alleged in your story. We advise that Zimplats has not instructed any of its contractors, including Glenrise, to lay-off workers,” said Chindove.

Zimplats is a member of Impala Platinum Holdings and is located on the Hartley Geological Complex on the Great Dyke, which is south-west of the capital city, Harare.

The company is in the business of producing platinum group and associated metals.

It began its operations in 2001 and currently operates four underground mines that supply ore to four concentrator modules (three at Ngezi and the fourth one at Selous).

Production from the mining operations is processed by the four concentrators and then further refined at the Selous Metallurgical Complex in Selous, where the smelter is located.

Zimplats employs over 9000 employees, both own employees and contractors. 

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