Another major gold mine opening in Mberengwa

Sharon Nyaya

Mberengwa – A new major gold mine investment involving foreign and local partners will see operations resuming at C Mine Gold Reef in Ward 36, Mberengwa in the next few weeks, a spokesperson for the venture has told The Mirror.

The investors visited C Mine on January 7 and announced to the community that they have taken over the mine and business would resume once the milling plant is assembled.

The Mirror is told that the investing company is Sutton International Investments. Some of the directors are Richard Murombedzi and Dean Smith and Murombedzi is the local shareholder.

The Mirror is also told that Sutton has an office in South Africa and the head office is in France.

Before the takeover, C Mine has been ravaged by a lot of vandalism.

District Development Coordinator (DDC) Nyede Ndeya confirmed the takeover and urged the community to respect the mining rights of the new owner.

Murombedzi dismissed claims that the new mining company has salary or any other obligations to workers of mining companies that that were there before Sutton.

Some workers understood to be claiming wage arrears are those who were employed by Patrick Dawn in 2002 and Anesu Gold mine.

“I am not sure if there are any arrears and certainly not on our part. We are aware that the previous employers had some labour court cases and we are sure that these were resolved there. We don’t owe anyone any money,” said Murombedzi.

He said that the new company was going to benefit Mberengwa in terms of employment and business growth.

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