Walter Chidhakwa, the Minister of Mines and MIning development has warned samall scale miners that the government can take harsh measures against them. The warning follows the escalating violence between the miners. Last month a man died after he had his foot chopped off while fighting for a claim.
Chidhakwa told 263Chat :
I want to send a stern and strong message to those that have been using violent activities when they hear that there is a lucrative claim in a certain area. These thugs come every night and beat up everyone and as government we condemn such acts and we are taking this seriously. I have had discussion with the Ministry of Home affairs and we will be taking very stern action.