Soldiers Flee With Gold From Mine After Clash With Security Guards

A Newsday report says that eight soldiers reportedly invaded Ceola Mine in Concession, Mashonaland Central province, last week and attempted to disarm security guards manning the premises.

The soldiers allegedly went on to steal gold ore worth US$150 before fleeing in a military vehicle.

The incident was revealed when one of the soldiers was attacked by dogs and was subsequently admitted at Concession District Hospital.


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Concession resident magistrate Ruth Moyo remanded Shelton Marerwa (52) to June 28.

Marerwa, a Captain with the Zimbabwe National Army, and his accomplices claimed to be members of the Central Intelligence Organisation when they stormed the mine.

They were armed with three pistols as they charged at the guards who fought back valiantly, forcing the soldiers to flee, leaving the Captain behind who had been mauled by the vicious dogs.

The getaway vehicle was abandoned after breaking down a few kilometres from the mine and is being kept at Mazowe Police Station as an exhibit.

More: Newsday

Concession District HospitalMashonaland Central ProvinceMazowe

Concession District Hospital is a community health facility in Concession, Mashonaland Central Province. Read More About Concession District Hospital

Mashonaland Central Province is one of the ten and Zimbabwe Provinces. It covers the northern mainland of the country and it stretches into to the Zambezi valley and the Mozambican border in the north east. It is dominated by the Shona speaking locals. The capital... Read More About Mashonaland Central Province

Mazowe (formerly Mazoe) is a town (and District) located in Mashonaland Central Province. It is about 38 km north of Harare. It was known for it's citrus estates. Read More About Mazowe

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Soldiers Flee With Gold From Mine After Clash With Security Guards