The Royal Establishment of Senior Chief Mweemba in Sinazongwe District has called for peace and unity following the establishment of a new coal mine in the area which will see the exhuming and relocation of about 30 graves.
Senior Chief Mweemba’s representative Benson Siamujansi said the relocation of the graves was not deliberate but meant to facilitate new mining activities by the African Power coal mine located in mulungwa village.
Mr. Siamujansi was speaking in Sinazongwe shortly before the commencement of the exhuming exercise at which affected families were consoled and strengthened about the shifting of the graves of their beloved ones to another area.
He also called on the mining firm to continue maintaining peace and unity with the affected families and rest of his subjects for the purpose of ensuring that the new development of the coal mine and the livelihoods of the host community are not disturbed.
A somber mood characterised the exhuming of the graves as fond memories of their beloved ones was evident on the faces of the affected families who watched as the operation was underway.
And some of them confessed that they had never seen or heard of such an activity in their lives.
African Coal Power Coal Mine has since commenced mining operations in Sinazongwe to produce first grade coal.
The Mining Giant is set to expand its operations hence the relocation of the graves to facilitate mining activities in the area.
The region is now host to three mining firms operating from Sinazongwe in addition to Maamba collieries and Collum Coal Mine.
Suppose this was done during the PF rule…I would have loved to see the reaction?
This is immoral. Why disturb their peace-
Anyway they are used to being disturbed, remember how they were harassed during the construction of The Kariba Dam
Waiting to hear how the ministly of gleen economy and crimate (or whatever it’s called) will spin this and talk about how they are fighting crimate change whilst allowing coal production.
Won’t talk about mining in rower Zambezi olo folest 27, unga kalipe, today is Friday.
I thought we are running away from coal and other pollution causing fuels!
What do you mean not deliberate?
It’s not accidental. It’s deliberate
@Wajimona: You say this is imoral? What is immoral is to sleep with hunger on top of world class coal. Without blankets, barefoot, no proper houses yet you are burying dead using coal. this is the worst immorality. Even if you are Christian, the Bible says our souls go to hell or heaven, once you bury, nothing is left in that coal,as our souls go those two places which are both not here on earth. So what is left in those graves are mere bones. Not even the story of Ghosts-There are simply no ghosts at graveyards bro-ask the magicians who have a tendency of sleeping there, There is literally nothing there-just perpetual silence. So, well done chief, dig out graves to feed the living.
The coal in Southern Province is world class and everyone in the world is hungry for it, yet the locals there are using it to bury/imbalm the dead and then complain to GRZ that there are no jobs. But you are burying the jobs?
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