- May 16, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
Two illegal diamond miners have reportedly been shot dead and scores others injured after security details at the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamonds Company shot at over 300 of the miners at a newly discovered diamonds base in Marange.
Highly placed ZimEye.com sources indicated that villagers in Marange discovered a new diamond rich area outside the ZCDC concession area a couple of weeks ago and started harvesting the precious stone outside the government mining company’s knowledge.
The sources indicate that the area has since been declared a no-go area and soldiers from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces have been deployed to guard the area together with the ZCDC guards.
Efforts to get a comment from police in Mutare and ZCDC officials were not successful at the time of writing._ZimEye