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Sunny Yi Feng Tiles Zimbabwe On Spotlight Over "Violation" Of Environmental Laws

Sunny Yi Feng Tiles Zimbabwe On Spotlight Over

Sunny Yi Feng Tiles Zimbabwe, a Chinese-owned billion-dollar ceramics venture, has once again come to the spotlight for alleged violations of environmental laws, yet no attempts have been made to rein it in.

The Standard reports that the company’s alleged violations have on several occasions been discussed by a committee which comprises of the Chegutu Rural District Council, District Development Fund (DDF), President’s Office, Health and Child Care ministry, National Social Security Authority, Environmental Management Authority (EMA), Zimbabwe National Water Authority, Norton Town Council, the department of roads and the Norton member of parliament, Temba Mliswa.

Chegutu district coordinator, Tariro Tomu, indicates that a September 2019 visit to the company showed that Sunny Yi Feng was discharging sewage from ablution facilities through holes that were drilled into toilets at the site.

This created fear among committee members that the effluent would find its way into the tail end of the nearby Darwendale Dam, which supplies Norton and is a major source of fish for consumers as far as Harare.

The Standard further reports that while the complaints of pollution have been running for years, Sunny Yi Feng had not adopted measures to redress the situation.

Norton legislator, Mliswa, who has been vocal about the company’s alleged misbehaviour, claimed Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and ZANU PF spokesperson, Chris Mutsvangwa, were among the political elites protecting the Chinese company.

More: The Standard (This investigation was supported by the US Public Diplomacy Section in Zimbabwe)


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15 Comments

ndakupurovhoka 3 months ago

regai machaina aite zvaanoda ne environment yedu handiti vakatipa vaccine mahara..


Knowledge munyaradxi 3 months ago

Taura hako ndakatoshamisika ED achiti takatenga isu takapuwa mahara

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😴 3 months ago

America yakasimbira kumuromo sepinjisi.
It does not want issues that can lead to loss of life on its land sezvakaitika Sept9/11 and ipapa it knows Russia can take the war back to America. Ukraine is as good as Russian home ground. I think America yakanyatsoona kuti hazvipereri kuno izvi and decided to leave just like it did ikasiya vanhu veSyria vari muhari yamasvudu.

Hazvirevi simba haina because pinjisi zvayaka simbira kumuro kugurunura inogona zvakare.


Zanu yawora 3 months ago

Bambo hamuna direction se ma positori e zanu

Bright 3 months ago

Zvapinda papi izvi ndokuzungaira kwacho kunotaurwa uku taura zvirimunyaya

Nkust 3 months ago

Varume I have done my research on corruption, truly truly an inch of corruption by any measure nyika haifambi, but without even international support or UN kana nyika isina corruption inobudirira I tell you


Lucy Fayth 3 months ago

Hakuna nyika isina corruption even nyika dzakabudirira iriko.

Nkust 3 months ago

Investigation supported by US public diplomacy?????? With what is happening in Ukraine now very much skeptic about American influence, America inotitangira musindo yoenda izvezvi yambenge ichiti Russia toidhuura Ukraine ngaipinde mu NATO hapana anoirambidza izvezvi has disrupted business in Ukraine and natives there are crying saying their publicity that war can start anytime is causing capital flight, now they are exposing Ukraine but back home ma China hatinyatso farira ma deals awo muno but Chinese as investors I think haisi mhosva yavo our leaders are to blame for failing to be firm on our laws


Mwana wevhu 3 months ago

Zvakaoma se kunamata nyika yavamazvakezvake Africa wake up


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

I HAVE NOW READ NUMEROUS AND VARIOUS COMPLAINTS AGAINST SUNNY YI FENG TILES ZIMBABWE. COMPLAINTS RANGE FROM ABUSE OF WORKERS, ASSAULTING A CHIEF TO NON COMPLIANT WITH THE COUNTRY'S STATUTES.

IT IS NOW ALLEGED THAT THE COMPANY IS OPERATING UNDER THE ARMPITS OF JUSTICE MINISTER ZIYAMBI ZIYAMBI AND ZANU PF SPOKESPERSON CHRIS MUTSVANGWA. UNTIL RECENTLY ZIYAMBI ZIYAMBI WAS ZANU PF MASHONALAND WEST PROVINCIAL CHAIRMAN, A POSITION HE COULD HAVE USED TO UNSCRUPULOUSLY PROTECT SUNNY YI FENG TILES ZIMBABWE. CHRIS MUTSVANGWA HAS ALSO INTERESTS IN NORTON WHERE HE HAS BEEN CONTESTING AND LOSING IN THE BALLOT BOX AT HARMONISED ELECTIONS.

INDEPENDENT MP FOR NORTON, TEMBA MLISWA HAS CLASHED WITH THE COMPANY ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. IT IS NOW ALLEGED THAT THEY ARE INFRINGING ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS WHICH COULD CONTAMINATE DARWENDALE DAM, THE MAIN WATER SOURCE FOR NORTON.

I PROPOSE THAT AN INDEPENDENT BOARD BE COMMISSIONED TO INVESTIGATE THESE ISSUES.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Y 3 months ago

Actually Darwendale doesn't supply any water to Norton at all. Water comes from lake Chivero. There are no water storage tanks there or pumps or purifying plants.

Bright 3 months ago

Bush kana musina zvekunyora modii kungo rega kunei bcz apa madzokeredza zvataurwa ka apa

Jombo 3 months ago

Kkkkk apa mangodzokorora kutaura zvataurwa kare ka.....

Temba wako muZANU AKAKWANA 3 months ago

Msoro menyu muzere magooo SHEF

Maravaza 3 months ago

We have heard enough of Chinese stories violating our environment with impunity. Something must be done to prevent this, it is causing a diplomatic tiff between the two countries. Again EMA must act on these issues without fear or favour.



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