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8 miners in court for stealing gold ore 

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8 miners in court for stealing gold ore 


Trymore Tagwirei

MASVINGO-Regional Magistrate Bishard Chineka will deliver judgment on eight miners facing attempted murder and robbery charges on Friday. 
The eight Thankmore Chitumba (26), Daniel Guyo (28), Vincent Ndanga (37), Artwell Zongoti (42), Ponciano Takawira (31), Togaresei Mahohoma (33), Obert Maphosa (27) and Beaven Munga (27) are employees at Good 9 Mine in Manyame. 
They allegedly stole gold ore, jackhammers and pipes from the neighbouring Good 17 Mine. They also blasted explosives in a shaft where three Good 17 Mine workers were. 
The incident happened on October 3, 2022, at Good 17 Mine. 
Circumstances are that three Good 17 Mine workers blasted an underground shaft, and when they went to check, they found the eight. They had dug an underground tunnel from their mine. 
They then ordered the mine workers to leave the gold ore and their tools. The gang then struck one of the mine workers once on the bicep and threatened to put explosives on them. 
They then blasted the shaft, and the three miners escaped unharmed. Their manager filed a Police report leading to the arrest of the eight. Eunice Shoko prosecuted.

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