- September 16, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
Great Zimbabwe University’s Mashava campus has been invaded by illegal miners who are alleged to be patrolling at night with machetes , also alleged to be panning gold at the campus’ residential areas.
According to a statement released by the University Student representative (Minister of Information) Forward Chaibva, the campus has been invaded by the notoriously dangerous mashurugwi, armed to mine the expensive commodity during the night .
“We are facing a problem, an area near Q and P complex has been invaded by gold panners (makorokoza) who are extremely dangerous” reads the statement in part.
The Student’s Information Minister urged the students to avoid working during the night because this rowdy gang is operating and loitering in the dark seriously armed.
“These people are extremely dangerous and they are massively working by night, therefore their movement within our residential complexes is rampant” reads Chaibva’s statement.
Chaibva has warned the students that although the University’s security is safeguarding the place, they should be cautious, they should avoiding moving at night, locking all doors and they should not open their doors to strangers.
” Our security is safeguarding the place but you also have to be cautious hence make sure (1)avoid moving at night alone (2)avoid leaving clothes outside
(3)lock all main doors and keep all valuables safe (4)do not open doors to strangers at night” said Chaibva.
Great Zimbabwe University Mashava campus executive has confirmed to Mining Zimbabwe that the school has been invaded by illegal miners who are mining during the night.
” its true there are miners who are digging at the Q and P complexes and they’re constantly roaming around .I urge the students to be very careful because these people are dangerously armed”
The rate of forceful invasions by illegal miners is increasing in Zimbabwe and this has led people to think that the police forces are captured or they are actually running a cartel thereby protecting these miners from the wrath of the law.