Ex Shabanie Mine employees who are being evicted from the mine houses have come out guns blazing calling on the government to intervene saying action should be taken with immediate effect.
This comes after the mine management has ordered its former employees to vacate company houses to pave way for new employees.
The workers are part of over 1 000 employees who used to work for the collapsed asbestos mine that was once owned by South Africa-based businessman Mutumwa Mawere.
Thousands of affected workers are pensioners, who are owed more than $30 000 each in terminal benefits by the company.
Speaking to Great Dyke News 24, the workers are calling on the mine to give them their dues so that they move out of the houses.
In an interview with Great Dyke News 24 on the sidelines of a fact-finding meeting with the former employees at Kandodo Hall yesterday, Zvishavane-Ngezi legislator Dumizweni Mahwite said he is trying his level best to stop the evictions.
He said he will take the matter to the President.
The Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals’ Workers Union Secretary General Justice Chinhema said the union expects the mine to adhere to the labor act and consider the welfare of their employees.
Meanwhile, the Zvishavane-Ngezi legislator Dumizweni Mahwite will today meet all stakeholders including the Minister of Mines and Mining Development Honourable Winston Chitando and the Shabanie mine management to discuss the issue.
Great Dyke News 24 will be giving you updates.