Labenmon Investments, which owns SAS Mine Lowerdale in Mazowe where eight people died last week
following an explosion have said they are cooperating with the authorities in fact-finding the cause of
the dreadful accident.
The eight, who include six Chinese and two locals died following an explosion of gas cylinders in a blast
furnace in two separate incidents last week in Mazoe.
One of the victims was burnt beyond recognition.
Speaking at a media briefing, China-Africa Economic and Culture Exchange Research Centre represented
by Mrs Wella Yu, said they supported the affected families and that they had notified the authorities of
the mine accident.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with the deceased families. We stand together with the affected
families and are ready to offer our support in a way that we can. All relevant Government authorities
were notified and are assisting in the aftermath of the tragedy,” said Mrs Yu.
“The investigation has been launched into the event leading up to the explosion. The company is
cooperating fully with the relevant investigation”
She said Chinese investments in the country remain committed to maintaining the solid friendship that
exists between China and Zimbabwe, keeping in mind China’s central role as a development partner in
terms of the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1.
Mazowe South legislator Cde Fortune Chasi whose area of jurisdiction the mine falls said:
“The incident is unfortunate. The mine authorities assisted with all the requirements needed for the
funerals and burials,” he said.