- June 3, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
The alleged Diamond discovery in Hurungwe is a Hoax. Exactly a week ago a Whatsapp group “Ngoda PaZimbabwe” was formed alleging there was a diamond discovered in the Chidamoyo Hurungwe area.
The Whatsapp group quickly gained traction with many miners joining in asking for directions to the said area. A group link was shared on various Mining Platforms.
Mining Zimbabwe contacted some of the admins who said they also just heard and were preparing to travel to the said destination. It turns out the information was untrue.
A miner confronted the person who sent created the message and said,” This hoax was sent by a guy at Zvipani township and when I confronted on his inbox, he openly told me that, regai vanhu vauye timbotengerwawo (let people come and buy from us). He’s a businessman”.
Mining Zimbabwe tried to contact the Whatsapp group creator but his number has been unreachable.
Zimbabwe Miners Federation’s Mashonaland West chairperson Chiedza Chipangura was unavailable for comment as her phone went to voicemail.
Hurungwe has vast mineral resources including Amethyst, Beryl, Coal, Copper, Cordierite, Diatomite, Emerald, Garnet, Graphite, Gold, Kainite, Limestone, Mica, Sillimanite, Tantalum, Tin, Topaz, Tungsten, and Tungsten.