|Renco miners’ wives vow to continue demo|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 00:00|
as the wives of miners at the gold producer vowed to continue with their demonstration until legislator Engineer Walter Mzembi addressed them.
The close to 800 disgruntled wives of the RioZim-owned mine workers on Monday brought operations to a halt when they took to the streets demanding their husbands’ annual bonuses and better working conditions.
The women blocked their spouses and the police from passing through the gates.
The general manager at the mine, Mr Siprien Kachisa, yesterday claimed that the protest was a “smear campaign” carried out by members of the Chief Ndanga community, out to discredit the management of the mine.
“This is a ploy to discredit the management,” he said.
“Besides we are producing 50 kilogrammes of gold not the 70 they are claiming,” he said.
“They are bona fide wives of mine workers,” he said.
Mine workers’ wives union leader Mrs Doreen Madzora said the women were not going to end their demonstration until Eng Mzembi addressed them.