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BREAKING NEWS: Diamond mines ordered to close shop

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BREAKING NEWS: Diamond mines ordered to close shop Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa addresses a press conference while flanked by permanent secretary Professor Francis Gudyanga and Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo. Picture by Lloyd Gumbo
Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa addresses a press conference while flanked by permanent secretary Professor Francis Gudyanga and Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo. Picture by Lloyd Gumbo

Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa addresses a press conference while flanked by permanent secretary Professor Francis Gudyanga and Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo. Picture by Lloyd Gumbo

Lloyd Gumbo Senior Reporter

Government has ordered all diamond mining companies to stop operations forthwith.

Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa announced the development this afternoon in the presence of officials from the affected firms.

He said the mines had declined to be part of the consolidated diamond mining company despite Government inviting them, adding that the firms had not renewed their licences.

Details to follow…

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