Zimbabwe

Call to formalise 'artisanal' mining as thousands arrested in police swoops

09 February 2020 - 00:00 By NJABULO NCUBE

Almost 200 illegal gold panners were arrested this week by police at Premier, a gold-rich mountainous valley in Odzi, Penhalonga.

However, the arrests did not deter fortune seekers from returning to the area. When the Sunday Times visited Penhalonga, a village 18km north of Mutare, on Tuesday, scores of jobless people were preparing to return to the gold rush...

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