Zimbabwe Parliament says illicit mineral leaks could plunge the country into turmoil


2.0 Objectives of the Fact-Finding Visits 

  • assess the current state of security infrastructure and equipment as well as security systems at ports of entry and established mining companies;
  • identify challenges faced by law enforcement agencies and players in the mining industry in curbing leakages;
  • establish causes of mineral leakages and recommend possible ways of mitigating them.

3.0 Methodology 

In order to get information, the Committee did the following: 

  1. a) Oral Evidence

Received oral evidence from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)- Flora and Fauna Unit

        on the role of the police in securing minerals and the challenges they face in curbing    leakages; 

   Received oral evidence on security measures put in place to curb mineral leakages from the following:

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)

Fidelity Gold Refiners (FGR)

Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) 

Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ);

Airports Authority of Zimbabwe (AAZ);

  1. b) Capacity Building

  In 2021 the Committee held a capacity building program on Mineral leakages and Illicit Financial Flows in the extractive sector organized by Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA).  ii In 2022 the Committee attended another capacity building program on mineral leakages organized by the Southern Africa Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST)

  1. c) Fact Finding Visits (3-11 July 2022)

The Committee visited the following mines as well as ports of entry;  

Mimosa Platinum Mine,

Renco Gold Mine

Anjin Investments in the diamond sector;

Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC)


Beitbridge Border Post,

Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport(RGM)

  1. d) Public Hearings (7-8 July 2022) i

i Conducted public hearing sessions with mining communities in Chiadzwa.

Marange area where diamond mining takes place;

ii Second public hearing session was held at Redwing Mine Hall in Penhalonga were gold mining takes place;   

iii The third public hearing session, conducted at Odzi country club, was attended by small scale gold miners.  

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