Story by Happious Chingwaya of Shurugwi Community Development Trust. (SCDT)\

The Great Dyke became a Great Threat in some parts Of Midlands.

Chrome mining is no longer a blessing but a curse in Shurugwi And Zvishavane as it has brought nothing than destruction and increased impoverishment.

This follows the reserch made in January 2018 by shurugwi community development trust which clearly shows disused open shafts and pits left unrehabiliated which is now a threat to livestock and human life and also resulting in massive environmental degradation. The researchers also find out that it is not only the informal miners who left those disused pits unrehabiliated especially in Zvishavane at chief mapanzure’area and some parts of Shurugwi around Unki mining zone,But it was also so shameful to note that the biggest chrome mining giant Zimasco ‘Railway Block East Mine lies abandoned and unsecured in Shurugwi town.

As communities living in unsafe conditions due to chrome mining we appeal to the government to ensure that every mining company whose activities is danger to the society must have insurance policy to compensate victims.