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Zim appeals against High Court ruling on diamonds

05 october 2009

The Zimbabwean government has appealed against a High Court ruling barring state-controlled Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation from prospecting and mining activities in Chiadzwa diamond fields.
African Consolidated Resources (ACR) was granted last week the right to resume operations after being evicted in 2006 from the controversial diamond fields.
The Herald quoted Attorney General Johannes Tomana as saying that one of the notices had already been filed with the Supreme Court while "others" would follow.
"I can confirm that government has appealed. It is a matter before the courts and by the virtue that there is an appeal, the ruling is suspended."
Tomana, however, said pending the court proceedings, neither Government nor ACR would be allowed to operate in Chiadzwa fields.
The Herald noted that the renewed court battle could derail ongoing discussions between government and unnamed partners for a joint venture to exploit diamonds in the area.
However, ACR said after the ruling that it would engage the Zimbabwean authorities to consider a joint venture with them so as to settle the dispute over control of the diamond fields.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia