By A Correspondent| An ongoing gold mining dispute in Mazowe has sucked President Emmerson Mnangagwa with one of the disputing parties using his alleged proximity to the head of state to muscle out others.
Pius Madzimure who is accused of forcefully taking over Magoronga Mining Syndicate mine five years ago is alleged to be using the name of the first family to elbow out the other party.
A source close the developments told ZimEye that Madzimure is on the disputes list for a long time but is allegedly bribing his way out and threatening people with unspecified action, as he claims to be working with the President.
“Madzimure has been on the dispute list for a long time and surprisingly he has been using the name of the President (Emmerson Mnangagwa) threatening people with unspecified action,” a source revealed.
He is also accused of bragging that he works with Kuda Mnangagwa, a personal aide to the President
“He claims to be having one Kuda Munangagwa who is the President’s personal aid, and he is the one representing the President’s interests at the mine,” added the source
Minister of mines Winston Chitando has since made a judgment against Madzimure but he is adamant that he will not move out.
When contacted for comment, Madzimure denied namedropping the President’s name.
“I have been on this mine since long ago, there are people who are trying to use their political power to wrestle the mine away from me,” he said