By Staff Reporter
Zanu PF Nyanga North legislator Chido Sanyatwe has been accused of using her political influence to elbow out a gold miner, Julius Manyuchi from his claims.
Sanyatwe has since been reported to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office, the Joint Operations Command (JOC), Dispol Nyanga and Director of Mines in Manicaland Province for mobilising hundreds of youths in her quest to ouster Manyuchi.
“l am a member of Chisero Mining Syndicate and operate a registered Milling Plant in the Chisero area,” said Manyuchi in his letter of complaint.
“I have sunk shafts and I operate a registered milling plant in the Chisero area and all my operations are above board and in terms of the law.”
Manyuchi said he was having problems with his colleagues who were not following the law including one Givemore Renzva who, in a bid to elbow him out, have roped in the services of Sanyatwe.
“In bid to elbow me out of the syndicate, Givemore Renzva’s factions have enlisted the help of the MP Nyanga North, the DCC Nyanga, War vets and the party leadership in Ward,” he said.
“I was embarrassed and belittled at that rally and several allegations and accusations were levelled against me.
“I was then ordered to vacate the area and the crowd of rowdy artisanal miners numbering more than 800 demanded that I do so with immediate effect.”
Manyuchi accused Sanyatwa of threatening him.
“The Honourable MP then told me to vacate as demanded and he told the people present that if I did not comply, they should simply block my way at Avilla Mission. I now live in fear of being attacked on the way to my investment,” he said.
“I have an investment running into several millions of dollars at Chisero and I cannot vacate the place either now or at any other time.
“I am also legally advised that the Honourable MP does not have the power to remove me from the syndicate as
I am duly registered at the ministry of mines.
“I am also advised that it is illegal for a Member of Parliament to instigate violence or encourage people to break the law as she did.”
Manyuchi said he was a strong Zanu PF supporter who has contributed towards various party programmes including donating over 10000 litres of fuel in 2013 elections.
Manyuchi pleaded with the party to act on the matter and allow the law to be followed without the legislator abusing political power.