Zimbabwe Tunatazama Workshop

Compiled and condensed by Billian Matambo(ZIDAWU) UNATAZAMA WORKSHOP PLACE: VILLAGE LODGE ,GWERU DATE: 25-27 MARCH 2018 AGENDA: TO CAPICITATE COMMUNITIES ON HOW TO INVESTIGATE AND PACKAGE STORIES FOR DISSEMINATION The workshop was hosted by Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) in collaboration with Benchmarks and was attended by a group of 17 people from different CBOs, …

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CCDT progress report

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 …

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ZDCDC meet Headman of Chiadzwa

Refias Sithole 8 /02/2018 Yesterday thZCDC representatives met with headman chiadzwa’s community at his homestead to discus their grievances to the mining company . This came after some two days ago villagers from Tonhorai and other surrounding villages demonstrated and blocked the buses which carries workers from the mine. The communities accused the mining company …

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Diamond mining clinic neglected

CCDT information desk.26/01/18. The state of Mukwada clinic had became a subject of talk following the dilapidation of the local clinic roof. The clinic situated in Mukwada village, a diamond mining concession and in Marange diamond area, had its roof and ceiling falling. When Chiadzwa Community Development Trust service delivery monitors visited the centre, the …

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CCDT record another Chiadzwa death

Emmanual 14/01/2018 Fungai Makotamo is being berried today in Chiadzwa, Makotamo village at 1:00pm. Fungai drowned in swamps last Tuesday whilst running away from ZCDC security officers manning the area. CCDT youths is engaging the company on the raising of deaths of artisinal miners and community members in the mine. CCDT is attending the funeral.

Illegal diamond panner was brutally murdered by a company security

Josphat 2/01/2018 Marange As it happened yesterday on 29th day of December 2017 at Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company in Marange area known as ‘Chiadzwa’ where an illegal diamond panner was brutally murdered by a company security detail. Company security dog handlers(names not stated) arrested 11 illegal diamond prospectors in the ‘red zone’ area. The security …

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