Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) has won a civil court order to evict about 200 former employees who had refused to vacate the properties saying the company owes them their terminal benefits.
Some of the affected former employees retired 10 years ago and have been staying in the company houses waiting for full payment.
The ex-workers are expecting around US$20 000 each, but the mining company claims to have fully paid them in local currency in monthly instalments of $300.
HCCL has now given the former workers until the end of this month to move out for new occupants.
Greater Hwange Residents Trust co-ordinator Fidelis Chima confirmed the development. He said:
The company won a civil case against ex-workers and has started giving eviction notices. They will be evicted at the end of February.
The ex-workers are refusing to vacate the Colliery houses saying the company owes them money.
HCCL recently evicted hundreds of its former employees from company houses in Number 1, Number 2, Number 5 and Lusumbami villages.