Zvishavane mining accident kills one


ONE person died in a mining accident at Mimosa Mining Company in Zvishavane on Tuesday, the company has announced.

The victim, Stephen Chizola, died upon admission at the mine clinic.

“It is with deep regret that Mimosa Mining Company advises of a fatal accident at its mining location in Zvishavane. On March 24, Stephen Chizola, 41, was barring down in 36 Level North when a rock fell and seriously injured him in the process,” reads part of the statement from the mining company.

Chizola was engaged as a face preparation supervisor. He began his service with Mimosa on August 29 in 2019. He leaves behind four children.

“A full investigation is now underway to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the accident. Mimosa continues to urge all employees to exercise maximum diligence and reiterates its commitment to attaining zero harm in all its activities.”

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