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13 Oct 2016

Mining Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe: Widow of mine worker shot and killed by Redwing mine security guard sues company for $500 000

"Widow Sues Mine for U.S.$500,000", 12 Oct, 2016

A Penhalonga widow is claiming $500 000 from Metallon Corporation owned Redwing Mine after a mine security guard shot and killed her husband on August 26 this year, leaving the family without a bread winner. Violet Munorwei’s husband, Tafadzwa Lewani (23), was an artisanal miner. He was shot while in the company of his friends. It is alleged that he was first shot on the leg before a second bullet was fired into his abdomen...Centre for Natural Resource Governance which is representing the pair, has engaged Harare lawyer Mr Jacob Mafume from Mafume Law Chambers, to sue Redwing Mine...Mr Mafume wrote a letter to the company requesting compensation, but the company denied liability. Mr Mafume is now seeking legal recourse at the High Court...In response to Mr Mafume’s letters, the mining company denied responsibility. “Please note that the allegations made in the letters are denied and the company does not accept any liability whatsoever for the claims made by your clients,” read the letter signed by one Z. Nsimbi, the company’s corporate affairs executive.