Sources report that How Mine has lost 11,9kgs to an armed robbery that to place 10km from the Mine in the morning today.
In a leaked statement, the company advised that an attack on the security transit vehicles resulted in the theft of gold that was being transported to the country’s sole buyer and exporter, Fidelity Gold Refiners (FGR).
“Bulawayo Mining Company advises that on the morning of October 4, 2022, an armed attack on security transit vehicles resulted in the theft of gold that was being transported from How Mine to Fidelity Printers and Refiners”. the statement read.
Police have attended the scene and have begun investigations with the full cooperation of Bulawayo Mining Company.
A local daily the chronicle earlier reported that the robbers ambushed the CIT vehicle by blocking the road with a Toyota GD6, a Nissan Mach and a Nissan Hardbody single CAB.
ZRP attended the scene and calls to National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi were not going through.
More to follow…