- September 19, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
Bindura Town Council has refuted the social media claims that the town’s water tanks and reserves were poisoned by illegal miners popularly known as Mashurugwi, Mining Zimbabwe has learnt.
Speaking to Mining Zimbabwe Bindura town council clerk, Shangwa Mavesera, said that, the reports circulating on social media are fake and should be disregarded.
Mavesera added saying that, the Town Council has tested the water and it was negative and poison free.
“We checked the water and tested everything and it came out negative” he said.
According to Mavesera, the Town Council also used Freda Rebecca water testing laboratory and the results were negative.
“To come up with a second result confirmation, we also tested the water using Freda Rebecca water laboratories and the water was poison free” Mavesera said.
Mavesera also said that, in order to calm the situation and assure people that there is an adequate security at its water tanks, the Town council has since deployed Police who are now guarding the tanks.
“We do have enough security at our water tanks, but however, to boost public confidence we have since asked the Zimbabwe Republic Police to help us tighten security at our water reserves and tanks” he said.
The reports that the water tanks were poisoned circulated on social media when groups of the machete wielding miners were seen fighting in the town of Bindura in broad day light, some reportedly said they had poison water tanks in Bindura.
Machete wielding miners are notorious for robbing and killing both miners and non-miners in Zimbabwe have become a huge problem which need to be addressed fast.