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Mberengwa Artisanal Miner Murdered Over Stolen Cell Phones.


Artisanal mining-related violence has once again reared its ugly head in Mberengwa, this time with artisanal miners killing a colleague for allegedly stealing their cell-phones while they worked underground.

Mberengwa District Development Coordinator Nyede Ndeya said the deceased allegedly stole his colleagues’ mobile phones while they were working underground and they severely beat him up Tuesday night resulting in his death the following morning

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