Last week Mines and Mining Development Deputy Minister, Engineer Fred Moyo told The Herald that foreign companies are scrambling to mine lithium after new deposits were discovered around Harare.
Moyo said Government was shifting focus to lithium following an increased demand for the mineral worldwide,
There is a scramble for lithium. Right now we have a lot of lithium potential around Harare. If you check and investigate what is happening, foreign companies are scrambling for lithium around Harare in the similar manner that European countries scrambled for Africa. The world is going to be run on the basis of batteries. We are hoping that that sector will take off. Zimbabwe has vast deposits of lithium.