Dead children reveal the explosive truth about landmines in Zim

Thousands of landmines laid during Zimbabwe’s war of liberation in the 1970s are still killing civilians

25 April 2021 - 20:01 By Lenin Ndebele

In January, two boys aged five and eight were critically injured when a family tool exploded a few minutes after their father had used it as a “hammer”.

For two years, the family from Murove Village in Manicaland on the Mozambique border had unknowingly been using an explosive device as a hammer for their chores around the home. The explosive was brought home by the boys from the bush where they had taken livestock for grazing...

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