Monday, February 18, 2013

(TALKZIMBABWE) Gold deposits discovered in Hwange

Gold deposits discovered in Hwange
This article was written by Our reporter on 17 February, at 22 : 35 PM

Gold deposits have reportedly been discovered at a village cemetery in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North Province. Mlonga Village 17, Jambezi area under Chief Shana in Hwange District is the new area where gold will soon be mined.

Police have already condoned off the area to stop illegal gold panning amid reports that a team of geologists from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has been to the area where it collected samples of the soils for further analysis.

Confirming the discovery of the gold deposits yesterday, Dr Obert Mpofu, the Minister of Mines and Mining Development, said just like the fellow villagers in Mlonga area and Hwange District in particular, he was also eagerly awaiting results from the geologists.


“Yes I can confirm that suspected gold deposits could have been found in Mlonga area in Jambezi area. We are working closely with Chief Shana and the local leadership so that if confirmed, the resource benefit the locals.

“Right now, our officials are working on the samples they got from the area to ascertain whether there is indeed gold. If it is there we will be very happy, happy for the community and happy for the country,” said Dr Mpofu.

He said Hwange District like the rest of Matabeleland North Province was endowed with abundant natural resources adding that there was manganese and tin among other mineral resources, which should be exploited for the benefit of local communities.

“Hwange District has always been a huge contributor to the economy for example Hwange Colliery Company has for the past 50 years been producing coal, which is helping the whole country,” he said.


“We also have power, which is generated in Hwange. So the district is doing a lot for the country and now we are talking of gold reserves, siyajabula sibili because, as I have said before, resources should benefit locals.”

TC/TZG/TH

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