Where Does A Chinese Company Get Powers To Evict Domboshava Residents?

A Zoom article suggests that a Chinese mining company sought to evict evict about 20 000 people in Domboshava after it was granted granite mining rights. This was confirmed in a statement on Friday by Deputy Government spokesperson Energy Mutodi.
Mutodi said:
I have prematurely ended my ZITF tour in order to attend to villagers in Domboshava who are claiming a Chinese company is planning to evict 20 000 individuals from their land after it was granted mining rights to extract quarry stones from a hill in their area.

A law that predates Zimbabwe that was retained by post independence governments to govern the mining sector notes that mining rights supersede the right to occupation. Therefore, it is likely that residents are going to be evicted from Domboshava if the government does not move to address the issue.

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4 comments on “Where Does A Chinese Company Get Powers To Evict Domboshava Residents?

  1. You can not move residents because of quarry because they can always find quarry somewhere else. It’s not a precious stone and it’s everywhere around the country

  2. At law taken as it is eviction is possible, yet again that would be very ridiculous to evict historical communities from their histirical homes, most probably just withdrawal if the license from the Chinese Company or alternatively allocating the company a new location would be the only alternative.

  3. The problem is not the Chinese but the licensing authority. Was the authority not aware that there are locals in the vicinity?

  4. I wonder why China thinks that quarry stones are more precious than Zimbabweans ,they believe they can move people around when they find something they want.Are there no mountains in Asia .And lastly l am surprised and l cannot imagine people having left their land and some machinery having been installed at Mverechena shopping centre, Tipper trucks ,bulldozers and dynamites noising atop this historical mountain where worshippers uses to communicate with the creator.God for us all.

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