Zimbabwe: Hospital sues RioZim for mining too close to the health institution

Author: Mining Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe), Published on: 18 December 2017

"RioZim operations endangering patients lives, hospital sues", 15 Dec 2017

Eiffel Flats Hospital has sued mining conglomerate RioZim for mining too close to the health facility, which has been reverberating with the sound of explosions from the Cam & Motar Mine and has seen flying rocks landing on the hospital’s roof and windows. The windows and roof of Eiffel Flats Hospital have been damaged by the violent explosions and hospital staff has been forced to evacuate terrified patients to a safe house after blast particles almost hit persons receiving medical treatment...In documents filed at the High Court last week, the hospital said RioZim has violated an agreement to maintain a 90-metre distance from the hospital and is now excavating within 20 metres of the hospital yard...According to the court documents, RioZim was supposed to first relocate the hospital before it could blast for gold from within 90 metres...RioZim has yet to respond to the application.

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