Sabi Mine closure

via Sabi Mine shut down – NewsDay Zimbabwe. 9 June 2014

SABI Gold Mine in Zvishavane has been shut down throwing about 500 workers out of work.


The closure came a week after the Messenger of Court attached Sabi Mine property worth over millions in unpaid debts.

Workers’ representatives said they were last week told by management that the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)-owned mine had closed because of financial constraints.

“The management from Harare informed us that we were heading for shutdown and there was no need for workers to continue coming to work until an investor has been found,” workers’ committee chairperson David Chiroirombo said.

“It is surprising that the top officials highlighted the escalation of debts and financial crises as the major reason to the shutdown yet the mine is sitting on large gold ore waiting to be extracted.”

Associated Mine Workers of Zimbabwe Sabi chapter chairperson Mariko Mahaso said there would be a council meeting where management and workers would agree on packages since the mine had been producing before the latest shutdown.

Sabi Mine’s shutdown raises ZMDC’s number of closed mines to three in Zvishavane after asbestos and emerald-rich mines Shabanie and Sandawana mines respectively.



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    Everything is grinding to a halt, once this despotic regime is gone and it’s leaders have fled or in jail, Zimbabwe will rise from the ashes.

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    Roving Ambassador 8 years ago

    With good leadership, it shall rise.

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    That’s what I meant

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    I dont expect any politician to solve our problems. Politicians can only stop economic growth, they have no way of making things work. The sooner Zimbabweans learn to stop relying on politicians the better

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    zanupf fear me 8 years ago

    Zmdc a beneficiary of bogus empowerment looting indiginisation. You thieves will pay dearly soon also your relatives families

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    Mlimo 8 years ago

    collapsing – going…. going….going….cant wait. TotaL NEW START excluding all zanupf.

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    nyoni 8 years ago

    Zanu poofters will not be part of any Zimbabwe agenda. PERIOD.

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    Chanisa 8 years ago

    Just a few years ago during the GNU period my monied friends made a proposal to ZMDC/Sabi to co-mine the extended resource on the 21km strip and they shilly shallied and dilly dallied. Here we are.

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    munzwa 8 years ago

    hope more and more people are beginning to realize where the problem in this country is??
    zanu and their thinking must go…..