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Marange communities demand disbandment of ZCDC

16 august 2016
Communities in the Marange diamond area want Harare to disband the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), which was established early this year amid high expectations that it boost the flow of revenue into the dry state coffers.
NewsDay reports that the communities had alleged that ZCDC was “worse” than the previous mining nine firms that operated in the area.
“We have seen many people losing jobs. But the new company has failed to consider local people for employment. We have noted that the company is hiring new employees from outside the community and worse still, from other areas out of Manicaland. They have ignored those that have lost employment as a result of the amalgamation of the mining companies,” said Malvin Mudiwa, from Marange Community Development Trust.
“We now call on the government to halt the operations of ZCDC because it has done nothing for the betterment of our lives in Chiadzwa (Marange).”
Another community leader from Arda Transau Development Trust, Causemore Musaamba said some villagers, who were relocated to make way for the diamond mines, had been dumped and were now wallowing in poverty and hunger.
He said villagers had thought that the coming-in of ZCDC would bring relief to the communities, but this had exacerbated things.
“We have not even heard a word from ZCDC considering our fate. We do not even know what ZCDC is. We only read in the newspapers that they are the ones that are now doing the mining operations. We have not heard from them since they took over eight months ago,” he said.
Centre for Natural Resource Governance director, Farai Maguwu also said ZCDC was just a group of “looters” led by officials in the mines ministry.
“It is a group of corrupt officials, who have worsened mining operations in Marange. Proper investigations must be done. ZCDC was set up so that some individuals continue looting the resources,” he said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished