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Zim court rejects ACR’s Marange diamond claims appeal

20 may 2014

African Consolidated Resources (ACR)’s appeal against the Zimbabwean High Court decision which nullified its diamond mining claims in Marange was rejected last week by the Supreme Court.
The Herald newspaper reports that the appeal was thrown out on “grounds they were fraudulently acquired”.
The daily alleged that ACR lawyers wanted to abandon the appeal through a letter copied to the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, Marange Resources and Mineral Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe, listed as defendants in the case.
The court and Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Walter Chidhakwa, were not notified of ACR’s intention to withdraw the appeal.
However, the court became aware of the new development after lawyer Farai Mutamangira, who was appearing for the Ministry of Mines, brought the issue to the attention of the judges.
Justice Vernanda Ziyambi then dismissed the appeal and ordered ACR to pay the legal costs for failing to follow proper court procedures in withdrawing its appeal.
“As far as the court is concerned the appeal has not been withdrawn,” said Ziyambi.
Justices Paddington Garwe and Antonio Guvava concurred with the ruling.

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