- September 21, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Engineer Munodawafa of the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development said the Ministry is not considering sealing off Task Mine and stopping rescue efforts.
Munodawafa said this after families of five trapped miners at Task Mining Syndicate said there was talk that the Ministry was about to take that route.
“I never talked to relatives about what you are saying sealing off the mine,” said Eng Munodawafa.
Munodawafa did not provide any further comment.
Five miners were trapped underground after a shaft collapsed at Task Mining Syndicate located 12km from Chegutu along the Chinhoyi high-way.
The trapped Miners are Constantino Dzinoreva (47) based in Chegutu, Charles Mutume (31) Based in Zvimba, Shingai Gwatidzo (20) from Mhondoro and brothers Munashe Christian (17) and Crynos Nyamukanga (44) from Zvimba. Families of the trapped miners are currently camping at the mine since the news of the tragic accident.
Rescue efforts are currently underway with Mines officials closely monitoring the situation.