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Govt must tighten laws of investment

Govt must tighten laws of investment

Mine workers pose for an image picture by Rudairo Mapuranga

Zimbabwe Diamond Allied Minerals Workers Union (ZDAMWU) has urged the government to tighten
investment restrictions to safeguard indigenous miners.

The appeal came following the deaths of six Chinese nationals who worked as managers and some locals
at the SAS nickel mine in Mazowe.

The ZDAMWU believes that laws of investment should be reinforced and made mandatory for all
enterprises to comply in order to decrease mining accidents, which have been on the rise.

ZDAMWU extended its condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the mine explosion,
and further urges all mining firms to follow safety and precaution measures when operating at mines.

The Chinese have slack health and safety controls. It’s unfortunate that the relevant authorities who are
supposed to enforce it are either well bribed or they are sleeping on the job,” one social media user
commented on the issue.

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In a statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed the incident and said it is carrying its
investigation.

Some Chinese-owned companies have previously denied allegations that they were flouting safety
regulations.

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