- September 25, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
ZMF spokesperson and public relations officer Mr Dosman Mangisi and Mr Privy Moyo from the Norton Miners Association stressed that it is of utmost importance for miners to have accreditation cards for identification.
Mirirai Melissa Ngoya
Mr Mangisi highlighted on the importance of an artisanal miner having a mining Identity card as he said, “plans are being put into place for our artisanal miners to be accredited so as to make it easy to identify them”
“IDs, registration for artisanal miners will help one to be recognized and to know for sure whether or not he belongs to that particular area”
This has been further consolidated by Mr Moyo who said that it is of great significance to accredit miners as this will reduce fierce attacks in the bush since an id card will be required when one invades a certain claim.
“it is important to accredit these miners as this will lessen attacks in the bush since every miner will be asked to first produce an ID card once they arrive at someone else’s territory.”
This is actually a recommendable move as it will help in securing of various mining claims because if one fails to produce the identity card, it will automatically mean that he or she is a threat, hence they will become eligible for prosecution.
Mr Mangisi further indicated that Mashurugwi is a coined name by robbers in the mining sector hence anyone thinking of robbing will readily say ‘we are the Mashurugwi’. Thus, providing IDs for the miners will help in the identification of robbers and real miners.
“For one to have access to the ID card, they have to pay a certain amount which will be determined by certain factors”, said Mangisi.
This action can been seen as an effective way of eradicating the reign of terror which is haunting the mining sector. The massacres that have been so rampant in the mining industry will end up categorising Zimbabwean gold under bloody minerals.