High Court Stops Chinese Firm From Operating Before Complying With Environmental Laws

High Court judge Justice Pisirayi Kwenda stopped Chinese-owned ceramic tile manufacturer Sunny Yi Feng Tiles (Zimbabwe Private Limited) from setting up a factory before it complies with local environmental laws.

This followed an application by Norton Development Association that cited Sunny Yi Feng Tiles (Zimbabwe Private Limited) and Environmental Management Agency (AMA) as respondents. The provisional order reads:

That pending confirmation of this order on the return day, the following relief is granted: The First Respondent (Sunny Yi Feng Tiles (Zimbabwe Pvt Ltd) shall immediately suspend and stop all construction work and any other works whatsoever on its ceramic tile manufacturing plant on Lot 3 Knockmallock Farm, near Morton Jaffrey Water Works, Norton, pending the granting of an environmental impact assessment certificate by the Second Respondent.

More: Herald

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Pisirayi KwendaNorton

Pisirayi Kwenda is a male Zimbabwean legal practitioner and businessman. He was appointed as a judge of the High Court in December 2017 by President Emmerson Mnangagwa after being interviewed by the Justice Service Commision. He is the owner of Kwenda Legal Practitioners Read More About Pisirayi Kwenda

Norton is a Town located in Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe. It is located about 44.5km west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. It is surrounded by farms and forest plantations. It is also home to the Darwindale Dam. Read More About Norton

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