By Primrose Tagutanadzo
Residents of Nzou area in Uzumba Ward have refused to relocate from their land which has been allocated to Heijin Company which wants to mine rocks.
Ward 14 councillor Fagio Zvondai Marowa confirmed residents received a letter from the company informing them to relocate to other areas because they wanted to do mine rocks.
He said other areas that were to be affected by the practice included Gotora, Chimina, Munyani and Mukanzi in Uzumba.
He said although the Constitution supported mining and states Government is the land owner, it must consider the livelihood of the people living in the areas.
Heijin said was it was the Government, councillors, chiefs and headmans’ responsibility to allocate land and to relocate the Uzumba residents.
Marowa said they had no idea where the residents were to be relocated to
In a statement, the Uzumba residents said the rock quarrelling will affect and destroy their infrastructures which includes schools, roads, houses, fields and pastures for their livestock.
They also said the graves for their loved ones would be destructed and they did not an alternative place to put their remains.
Uzumba residents called on Government to intervene.