Kadoma- President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared as a national disaster the Silver Moon and Cricket Mines disastrous event that recently occurred in Kadoma which left more than 23 people deed.
In a statement, Local government minister, July Moyo announced that Mnangagwa had declared the calamity as a state of disaster and this would allow for assistance towards the tragedy.
“HE Cde ED Mnangagwa has declared a state of disaster the Silver Moon and Cricket Mines disasters in Kadoma. As a result of declaration by the president the government will assist in the burial of all the victims,” read the statement.
MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa said he was pained by the tragedy.
“Extremely concerned, the situation regarding casualties in the Battlefield mine near Kadoma which could rise from the initial 23 posted yesterday is very disturbing. Our prayers with all the affected and their families,” Chamisa said.
The rain season has proved to be a dangerous period for illegal gold panner s across the country as some of them expose their lives in search of gold.