A Shurugwi artisanal miner (24) died while his workmate was hospitalised at Gweru Provincial Hospital after they were kidnapped and tortured for allegedly recording a shortfall of 70 grams of gold during their shift.
employer (name withheld) who was not immediately available for comment is alleged
to have hired some people who kidnapped and tied both men to trees while
assaulting them so that they could account for the shortfall of the gold worth
about US$3 400.
two mine workers were kidnapped on Tuesday and released on Thursday.