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Illegal Gold Panners Flee Abandoning Mining Equipment

Illegal Gold Panners Flee Abandoning Mining Equipment

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) reports that some illegal gold panners fled from the scene abandoning mining equipment. Said police in a statement:

Police in Chinhoyi recovered abandoned mining equipment at Mwendo Mining Syndicate on 16/03/22. The property which includes 8 hammer mill engines, water pump, welding machine and 2 electric motors were recovered during a Police raid after the owners fled the mining site.

In a related case, police in Mazowe arrested 17 suspects on 16 March 2022 for violating COVID-19 regulations and prospecting for gold without licences at Bigy Bigy area.

Police recovered 5 generators, 3 electrical jackhammers, a pressure jack hummer, 2 motor box head, 8 shovels, 2 air blowers, 4 picks, 20 litres of diesel and a 36m rope. 

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