MINES Minister Richard Musukwa
MINES Minister Richard Musukwa

Government has revoked the mining license for Zambia Algamented Mineral group the owners of the Manganese mine in Samfya where three Juveniles were buried alive last week.

Mines Minister Richard Musukwa has also announced that the owners of the mine a South African and Zambian will be prosecuted over the death of the three boys.

Mr. Musukwa told ZNBC News in a telephone interview in Kitwe that a team of investigators that inspected the accident scene disclosed that the three juveniles were mining manganese for big players including Algamented minerals.

The minister who has deeply regretted the death of the three juveniles has sternly warned communities to desist from any form illegal mining to preserve life.

Mr. Musukwa also urged all licence holders in the Luapula Manganese mines to secure their mines.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Very good, well done though this is what should have been done even to black mountain. I don’t see any difference.

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    • @Ndobo, who is Labor Minister, is it a woman? Because I know labor minister Fackson Shamenda retired.
      Some ministers we only come to know they them when they post poorno on PF WhatsApp groups.

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    • Finally you’re doing your jobs. Hold these criminal gangs posing as investors accountable. Send to prison people who break Zambian labor laws, and especially the ones who use child labor. It’s your duty to protect vulnerable Zambians from these lawless crime syndicates.

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  2. When are you revoking the licence for those Indian crooks at KCM? They’re also killing small scale suppliers and contractors

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  3. Is it a secrete to name the owners of that mine.? People must know who those owners are. This one way company owners will adhere to set rules if they know they will be named and shamed when they are not adhering to labour rules. Times have changed let us be transparent. Our Journalists should have brought this up in their story.

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  4. Where were we when this exploitative and unsafe mining was taking place. Do we have to wait for life to be lost for us to act. What is the MSD paid for? What was the local council doing? All must be taken to task.

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    • @upnd Cadre. You mean the mostly corrupt mine inspectors, who alert the mines they will conduct an on spot inspection on date so and so. If anything they should be a second defendant. Isn’t it only days that past when the UN talked about child Labour in Zambia that this accident happened?

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    • @Donkwe. ..for once I agree with you. Our inspectors are very corrupt. In fact this is the corruption which can easily be proved. ..giving “free” blasting license to expatriates contrary to the mining act on mine practices and handling of explosives. This may seem insignificant but it actually contributes to unemployment for Zambians because these unqualified foreigners take up positions which could have been given to Zambians.

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  5. DOUBLE STANDARDS,BLACK MOUNTAIN YOU APPORTIONED THE BLAME ON THE DECEASED/DEAD BUT HERE YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING.
    A PROPER CASE OF ANIMAL FARM!!!!!!!!

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    • @Mojo. Without sounding insensitive, maybe it’s because the black mountain victims were adults who knew the risks and the manganese mine victims are minors.

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  6. Isn’t this the slavery some foreign diplomat was talking about the other day and was being critized on this forum. How do you employ an 11 year old child with no NRC? How do you insure them, pay them? In a Christian nation? Love thy brother…….Or have I lost the connection with reality?

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  7. Comment:Job well done Minister. You should also come in Mkushi district to inspect this illegal mines

    pliz pliz Pliz Abantu balafwa

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