Gold Rush in Gweru’s Cowfold Park, three arrested

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The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed of a gold rush in the City of Gweru’s Cowfold Park and Mtausi residential area with three suspects arrested for illegal mining.

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Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the gold rush stating that the situation is now under control with Police, EMA, Ministry of Mines and Mining Development working to resolve the issue with the land owners.

“The ZRP confirms that a report of gold panning and rush was received in Gweru, Cowfold Park and Mtausi residential area. The situation is now under control with the Police, EMA, Ministry of Mines and Mining Development working to resolve the issue with the stand owners.

“Three suspects have been arrested in connection with this case,” Nyathi said.

Gweru is not the only town to have experienced gold rush in residential areas with Kadoma, Chegutu, Chinhoyi, Bindura and Kwekwe to have previously encountered gold rush in residential areas.

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Zimbabwe has the second largest gold reserves per square kilometre in the whole world with 13 million tonnes of proven reserves of which less than 800 tonnes have been exploited. This is according to former reserve bank governor John Mangudya.

Commercially viable Gold deposits are found in every district in Zimbabwe.

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