WOMEN, YOUTHS IN MINING SCEPTICAL OVER CRIMINALS TERRORISING THEIR OPERATIONS
Written by yafmnews on January 14, 2019
Women and Youths in mining say as vulnerable groups in the industry, they continue fearing for their lives during operations as suspected criminals who are supposed to be in the hands of the low continue walking free and terrorizing their mines..
Chairperson for Zvishavane Women in mining Mrs Shuvai Maphosa urged law enforcement agents to deal with criminal suspects so as to give sanity within the mining industry
Mberengwa Youths in Mining Vice Chairperson, Beauty Hove also echoed similar sentiments saying they are facing challenges with working productively knowing very well that criminals are on the loose
There is an upsurge in cases of robbery within the two mining towns Zvishavane and Mberengwa with the recent case involving two police officers as suspects.
In a related issue, Lower Gweru ward 8 village head Coldwell Mantiya says recent increase in crime levels in the community is worrisome.
In an interview , Matinya attributed the upsurge to the harsh economic conditions prevailing in the country causing young people to become desperate and restless.
He called on government , cooperates and local business people to assist youths through generating funds for livelihoods sustaining projects to keep them occupied and self depend to avoid increase in criminal activities.