Improve safety in small-scale mines
IT came as a loss for Crocodile residents who lost their lives towards the end of last month. It all happened at a small-scale mine at Crocodile communal land situated a few kilometres from Esigodini Township along Falcon College road when a small- scale mine collapsed leaving two miners deceased.
It is an open fact that the chances of getting a job in Zimbabwe are very slim resulting in a huge number of youths unemployed. However, most youths find gold panning as an alternative.
Mining is one of the most paying sector if properly done. The only challenge being faced by these small-scale miners is that they don’t have enough/adequate mining equipment to support and balance their mines so that they can operate safely. The poverty is forcing the unemployed people to risk their lives by venturing into unsafe situations.
It is quite advisable to urge people to take necessary precautions while going about their activities of mining. Failure to do that will continue to result in serious fatalities in the mining sector. Zulu Mpofu, Esikhoveni, Esigodini.
Remove ugly-looking rural village in Luveve
I AM writing to find out about an uglylooking rural village that is situated along Luveve road opposite Luveve Police station. May the City Council please assist us with answers? Why was it built? By who and why is it badly maintained. Who are the owners?
There seems to be no toilet there or water but there are people living there. This village is very ugly and a bad example of what a real Zimbabwean homestead looks like. If it was intended for tourism hayi! Please it’s embarrassing us to our visitors. May whoever owns it at least maintain it as a proper village and renovate it or the City Fathers must simply demolish it. It is a sore sight in the middle of Luveve. I’m hoping for a response from the council. B Ndlovu, New Luveve, Byo.