- September 24, 2020
- Posted in NEWS
Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company, is pleased to update the market on its operations in Zimbabwe.
The Company is proud to announce that Mark Mabhudhu, Executive Director of the Company’s Diamond Division, has received an offer to join the Government-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company “ZCDC” as Chief Executive Officer starting immediately. Following a period of consultation with both the Company and the relevant Government of Zimbabwe Officials, a process that included a full disclosure as part of averting any possible conflict of interest, Mark Mabhudhu has accepted this role. As a result, he will leave his current role with the Company.
The Company can confirm that its highly skilled geological and technical team remain employed by the Company and that it has identified a high-level COO to manage the project who shall be engaged upon confirmation of the signing of the Joint Venture.
Mark Mabhudhu’s primary role will be to focus on the diamond sector’s contribution towards the Zimbabwean Government’s 2023 $12bn mining vision which is also driven by the attendant implementation of Joint Ventures between the ZCDC and investors in the diamond sector.
The Company can also confirm that this personnel change in Zimbabwe will not pose any impediment to the finalisation of the anticipated Joint Venture Agreement between the Company’s Subsidiary in respect of the Chiadzwa Community Diamond Concession.
Further details regarding the finalisation of the Chiadzwa Community Diamond Project will be communicated to the market as and when they occur.
Andrew Prelea, Chief Executive Officer of Vast Resources PLC Commented:
“Whilst we are of course sad to see Mark (Mabhudhu) leave Vast Resources PLC, we are extremely excited that we will be able to continue to work with him in his new role within the diamond mining sector in Zimbabwe. We are confident that with Mark in his new role, the diamond mining sector in Zimbabwe will be set for a new high.
“On behalf of the Board and Management Team, I would like to thank Mark for all of his efforts and wish him all the best for the future and stress that he will always have an open door to return to the Company when he finalises his mandate at the ZCDC.”