‘They want to remove us and take the rock’, say Zimbabweans living near Chinese-owned mines Global development

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A convoy of vehicles laden with big black granite rocks trundles alongside the dusty pathway as a gaggle of villagers look on grimly. On daily basis greater than 60 vehicles take granite for export alongside this rugged street via Nyamakope village in the district of Mutoko, 90 miles east of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. The air reverberates with blasts and heavy equipment noises as the mountain above the village is slowly diminished, slab by slab. Quarrying has been taking place right here since the Nineteen Eighties. Mutoko stone is wanted for its lustre. It’s a in style materials for tombstones. An...