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10 Jan 2017


Acacia's response

                                   "Acacia Mining Response"

Acacia is surprised that Rights and Accountability in Development (“RAID”) has posted a video featuring Mr Zakaria Nyamokomo.  Mr Nyamokomo previously told us that he was injured when he fell while trespassing and attempting to steal gold in the middle of the night on the North Mara Gold Mine in 2013.  A doctor’s report that he provided to us at the time also attributed his injuries to a fall from height.  Now, in this new video posted by RAID, Mr Nyamokomo’s story attributes his injuries to police protecting the mine site.

In the commentary to the video, RAID complains that no one has independently investigated Mr Nyamokomo’s claim about the police or paid him any compensation for his injuries.  However, as noted, Mr Nyamokomo has never presented a claim about the police to the Mine or, as far as we are aware, to the Tanzanian authorities...