- April 16, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
Never Tshuma from Katambe Village in Dinde has been arrested on the allegations of inciting villagers to resist the exploration of coal by Chinese company Beifer Investments, Center for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) has said.
By Keith Sungiso
Tshuma is currently detained at Hwange police station.
Beifer Investments has the support of the state to operate on that site, whereas the locals feel offended by such action hence them besieging the site where Beifer is set to operate on.
“About 60 Dinde villagers have besieged the site where Beifer Investments has pitched a tent to start exploration,” mentioned CNRG Zim.
According to CNRG founding Director Farai Maguwu, the Chinese are not only are harassing locals by exploring where locals are located, but they are destroying gravesites in Dinde.
“The Chinese have started drilling at Dinde, very close to the community graveside. Why desecrate the final resting place of our dearly departed ones, all in search of ill-gotten wealth. This criminality must stop,” said Maguwu.