Zvishavane-Mberengwa miners pullout of ZMF

By ZBC Reporter
THE Zvishavane Mberengwa Miners Association has pulled out of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation after losing a court case challenging the presidency of Henrietta Rushwaya.
After losing a court challenge against the Henrietta Rushwaya’s presidency at the Zimbabwe Miners Federation, the Zvishavane Mberengwa Miners Association has resolved to quit the miners’ national representative body.
Zvishavane Mberengwa Miners Association chairperson, Themba Sibanda confirmed the new development in an interview with ZBC News this Thursday.
“We had a bright start in 2019 which was however dented by poor finishing. For 2020, we have made some targets for our association. First, we have resolved to move out of ZMF and be a stand-alone association. We have met the Minister and briefed him about it and he accepted. Secondly, our elections are due this year but we are in the process of engaging our partners to witness the elections. But as miners association with many productive miners, we look forward to a brighter year,” he said.
Sibanda also spoke about the issue of violent illegal miners known as Mashurugwi.
“We have not experienced the menace this side but we urge the government to curb it and we know they are capable of stopping it,” he said.
The Zvishavane – Mberengwa Miners Association is home to many productive small scale miners who contribute gold deliveries to Fidelity Printers and Refineries.