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High Court derails mining firm’s hopes

By Tendai Kamhungira Mbada Diamonds’ principals, Mauritius-registered Grandwell Holdings (Grandwell)’s hope of resuming mining operations in Marange were derailed yesterday after the High Court dismissed its application in which it…
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Marange audit hangs in the balance

By Tatenda Dewa | Harare Bureau | The three firms that government hired in August to audit the seven companies that mined diamonds in Marange up to late 2015 are yet to begin their work amid reports of lack of political will on the part…
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Chefs plunder Chiadzwa diamonds

By Kenneth Matimaire MUTARE — Closed Chiadzwa diamond mining firms are alleged to have been operating mafia-like syndicates to deprive Treasury of billions of greenbacks in potential revenue with the aid of influential politicians in…
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Court sjamboks defiant Chidhakwa

By Tendai Kamhungira High Court judge Justice Joseph Mafusire has shellacked Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa, ruling that he wilfully defied a court order earlier this week that Mbada Diamonds be allowed to return to its Chiadzwa mining…
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China warns Zimbabwe over mine grabs

By John Kachembere and Ndakaziva Majaka A brooding China yesterday warned Zimbabwe to beware after President Robert Mugabe’s government ill-advisedly moved to seize all diamond mining claims in Chiadzwa last week, including those in…
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Reprieve for Mbada Diamonds

Government has instructed the Attorney-General’s office to contest yesterday’s High Court order compelling the State to allow the return of Mbada Diamond Private Limited to its diamond mining site in Chiadzwa...
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Diamond firms merger complete

The Government of Zimbabwe has completed the merging of all diamond companies in the country into one entity – the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Corporation – which will house all diamond concessions and claims in the country.
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