Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development Polite Kambamura, has said that the government responded swiftly enough to the Battlefields mining disaster.
Kambamura was speaking at Speaking at a Monetary Policy Review breakfast meeting organised by the Zimbabwe Miners Federation yesterday. He said a “Government team arrived a few moments after the disaster was reported.”
I want to make it clear that contrary to what is being reported in the media, Government responded on time to the mine disaster. The size of shafts and their nature, which are not straight made it difficult for pumps to be used to de-water the shafts. We had to resort to the use of smaller pumps, which takes time, efforts to pump water out of the mines is still ongoing as of now.
- FULL THREAD: Mliswa Blames ZANU PF, Top Govt Officials For Battlefields Mine Disaster
- Battlefields Mine Disaster Was Avoidable – Prospectors Chide Mines Ministry
- Police Names Battlefields Mine Disaster Victims
- UPDATE: 8 Miners Rescued From Collapsed Zimbabwe Shafts
More: The Herald