josphatmakaza@gmail.com/CCDT information 29/02/2018

Chiadzwa Community Development Trust met ZCDC officials in January 2018 to discuss on the killing and criminalisation of artisinal miners Marange Chiadzwa . The main objective of the meeting were to find out how best can artisinal miners be decriminalized and community rights be protected and promoted. The Zimbabwe Republic Police and ZCDC security officers were killing artisinal miners just like chickens, with latest reports dated January 2018. Although the meeting ended with fists and fingers, one month after the stakeholder engagement meeting cases of killings and unfair treatment of artisinal miners in the hands of ZRP and ZCDC are going down. Currently ZRP Bambazonke is handling cases to do with artisinal miners in Marange. CCDT human rights monitors however still appeal to ZCDC to continue promote and protect the rights of the communities if sustainable mining is the company’s priority CCDT thank ZELA for support .