All 15 miners trapped at Redwing Mine rescued

By Staff Reporter

Fifteen artisanal miners who got trapped when a mineshaft collapsed at Redwing Mine in Penhalonga last week have been rescued.

The rescue operation lasted for three days.

The mine owned by Metallon Gold was seized by Zanu PF legislator Scott Sakupwanya in 2019 under his company, Betterbrands.

But the move from advanced mining practices to the use of picks and shovels under Sakupwanya has brought safety challenges in a once thriving gold mine.

The Environmental Management Agency has ordered the mine to halt operations before citing safety concerns.

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