2 illegal gold miners crushed to death by boulder
The Chronicle reports that 2 suspected illegal gold miners in Gwanda were yesterday morning crushed to death around 3AM at Geelong 2 Mine in West Nicholson, while three others who have been identified as Brian Moyo, Prince Garamukanwa and Admire Nkolomi, were injured after a mineshaft they were allegedly stealing gold ore from, collapsed.
Two of the injured are battling for life at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) while one was treated at Gwanda Provincial Hospital and discharged. A source interviewed by The Chronicle said that the panners were digging for gold ore at level 10 of the shaft. The panners were invited by their friend who was an employee at the mine. Moyo was treated and discharged while Garamukanwa and Nkolomi were referred to United Bulawayo Hospitals where they are reportedly battling for life.
When contacted for comment by The Chronicle, national police spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi referred questions to Matabeleland South police spokesperson, Inspector Philisani Ndebele who was unreachable on his mobile phone.
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