Trouble for Chinese miner who told Uzumba villagers “they did not own title deeds to their land”


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THE case of a Chinese Mining Company which recently told Uzumba villagers that they did not own title deeds to their land has taken a new twist after it emerged that it actually does not have an environmental impact assessment (EIA) certificate. Heijin recently pegged a whole village in Uzumba to extract black granite in the area, but is facing resistance from villagers. Eighty-nine households fall within the pegged area, which is approximately 300ha. The villagers, led by Love Kaseke, approached the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) seeking assistance to stop the company from evicting them. The lawyers then...