Karl Doring a German national has written to his embassy pleading for an emergency intervention after alleged Zanu-PF youths invaded his gold mines. The youths chased away the workers at Antelope Mines in Zhombe and threatened them with death. Part of Doring’s letter reads,
It is with great regret that we come to you with a disheartening situation. Our mines in Zhombe have been taken over by two individuals who go by the names Mr Chirema and Mr Bhule. They are using the political party Zanu PF as ammunition against us.
…We have had threats on our lives on numerous occasions. We have gone to the police but they seem not to be able to assist us. We have also proposed working beside them but this proved unfruitful as well…We are enquiring if the Bilateral Agreement between the Federal Republic of German and the Republic of Zimbabwe still stands,
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