Bindura Man Trapped To Death While Panning Gold
9 June 2021

By A Correspondent- A 45 year old Bindura man was trapped to death in a 15 metre deep mine shaft while illegally prospecting for gold on Saturday.

Mashonaland Central Police Spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe told a local publication that Bigboy Vengesai of Makusha area died on the spot at Kitsi Yatota.

“He was panning for gold in a shaft which is approximately 15m deep when a massive lump of soil fell on him.

Other illegal panners escaped unhurt and Pachanewe Mwiwe (49) the deceased’s wife made a report at Bindura Central,” he said.

Members of the public are urged to respect the country’s laws and formalise their mining operations in order to work in safe environments.