- January 9, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Norton Legislator Temba Peter Mliswa on Thursday praised the move by the Police in arresting several machete gang members, the firebrand legislator also applauded the move by police to arrest Chegutu West Legislator Dexter Nduna who was recently arrested for mining gold without a prospecting license.
Rudairo Dickson Mapuranga
According to Mliswa the move by the police to arrest machetes gangs will restore sanity in the small scale and artisanal mining sector which has been tainted by the activities of these gangs which others have gone on to label a matter of state security.
“Once police start arresting Makorokoza and their political leaders calmness will come in. Arresting the likes of Nduna is a good move, shows seriousness. He was using his military background, where he was dismissed for fraud, for nefarious activities and tainting the name of the military” said Mliswa.
Recently Nduna together with Zanu PF’s Mashonaland West Youth Chairperson Vengai Musengi and Police acting officer commanding Chegutu District Sup Wonder Chisikwa allegedly extracted gold ore at the David Whitehead waste deposit site in Chegutu a day before machete attackers’ leader was shot dead by the police.
It is alleged that on November 13 last year, Nduna together with his alleged partners unlawfully and intentionally prospected for mineral ore near David Whitehead without a license, in contravention of the Mines and Minerals Act.
On November 12, Nduna, Chisikwa, Musengi, and Gwinji reportedly met at ZRP Chegutu District Headquarters and hatched a plan to extract gold ore from David Whitehead.
They agreed to look for an excavator to extract the mineral and Gwinji opted to approach Chegutu RDC.
Nduna allegedly decided to hire a JCB excavator from Yellow Metal Tours in Kadoma and paid US$495 through Marufu.
Chisikwa ordered police officers who were guarding the site not to interfere with the excavator before the accused extracted the ore which they loaded into trucks.
They were summoned to court on Monday, following Police investigations.