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Zim’s illicit gem trade thriving underground [Zimbabwe]

Author: South Africa Press Agency (SAPA), Published on: 5 March 2012

...“Abuses are still very common and we receive regular reports from CCDT local human rights monitors,” said [Melanie] Chiponda [of the Chiadzwa Community Development Trust (CCDT)]. She cited beatings by guards at the Chinese-joint venture Anjin Investment...and a [South African] company contracted to Mbada Diamonds [joint venture Zimbabwe Mineral Development Corporation, New Reclamation Group] that “still uses dogs to chase away job-seekers”...[response by Anhui Foreign Economic Construction below. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre also invited New Reclamation Group to respond but it did not do so.]

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Related companies: Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Anjin (joint venture Anhui Foreign Economic Construction, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation & Govt. of Zimbabwe) Mbada Diamonds (joint venture New Reclamation Group & Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation) New Reclamation Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)