President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is reported to be working on restoring Anjin Investment’s operating licence after pressure from the Chinese government. Anjin and other companies were stopped from mining diamonds in Chiadzwa in 2016 after the government kicked out all diamond mining companies. Sources who spoke to The Zimbabwe Independent said,
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Basically, the government is in a rethink mode and there is consideration to restore Anjin’s mining rights. There is admission on the part of government that it erred when it suspended Anjin from mining diamonds in Chiadzwa.
As a result, the recent pronouncement by President Mnangagwa that government is reviewing the diamond policy is a strategy to correct the mistakes that former mines minister (Walter) Chidhakwa made when he kicked out Anjin and the other firms operating in Chiadzwa.
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