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Plastic container filled with ore kills panner

by Simbarashe Sithole
13 Jul 2020 at 07:32hrs | Views
Chiweshe based illegal miner died on Thursday after a plastic container they were using to pull out gold ore in a shaft discharged and hit him on the head.

Mashonaland Central deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Fidelis Dhewu confirmed the incident.

"I can confirm that Obey Sherphard Mubaiwa (32) of Mutasa village,Chiweshe died upon admission at Howard mission hospital after he was hit on the head with a container carrying ore," Dhewu said.

Allegations are that the now deceased Mubaiwa was in the company of Tinotenda Murwira (19) and Tonderai Chindiya (33) prospecting for gold at Jeke village, Chief Negomo in Chiweshe.

The trio were using a container and a rope to remove ore from a shaft.

Mubaiwa was inside the shaft when the rope  discharged from the container and went on to hit him on the head leaving him seriously injured.

Murwira and Chindiya retreved the seriously  injured Mubaiwa and rushed him to Howard hospital where he died upon admission.

Police warned illegal miners to desist from illegal mining methods.

Source - Byo24news