A 10-member machete wielding gang got away with two tonnes of gold ore and other valuables after robbing a mine in Mberengwa last week.
Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident that occurred at Overt Mine in Mberengwa.
“The incident occurred at Overt Mine, Ziyalanda in Mberengwa on November 6, 2023 at around 2200 hours,” Mhaokom said.
“Five workers at the mine; Charles Shoko(45), Respect Shumba (44), Thulani Moyo(23), Tafadzwa Ignatious(22) and Abdula Zana(19) were on night guard duty when they were attacked by the robbers who were armed with machetes, knives and logs.”
Mahoko said the gang tied the mine employees before assaulting them as they demanded valuables from the victims. He said the victims surrendered their cellphones before they were force-marched to the mine shaft which had about two tonnes of gold ore. Newsday