By Employees Reporter
A PALACE which housed English Queen Elizabeth in Kwekwe, when she visited Zimbabwe in the course of the colonial period is beneath siege from artisanal miners.
The palace is now being utilized by Kuvimba Mining Home’s Homestake Mining Firm as a visitor home.
“It’s true the Queen used to remain in that place each time she visited the nation. It’s unlucky the place is now beneath siege from unlawful gold panners,”a supply inside Homestake Mine stated.
Homestake administration wouldn’t remark as they argued the corporate is now beneath Kuvimba Mining Home and they aren’t mandated to talk to the media.
Homestake supervisor, Tevhi Paji, was not out there for remark as his telephone went unanswered.
One other supply indicated that the home is now getting used as a visitor home.
Kwekwe is dwelling to some historic websites, which embrace the Paper Home, the place imperialist Cecil John Rhodes used to remain when he visited the gold mining metropolis.
Each the Paper Home and the Queen’s Palace are a stone’s throw away from Kwekwe’s Central Enterprise District (CBD).
Residents who keep near the Palace stated the artisanal miners overran the place about two months in the past.
“For 2 months now the unlawful gold miners have been prospecting on the home. They’ve been having operating battles with the police, however they all the time come again to prospect.
“What is gloomy is the truth that these unlawful gold mining actions are being performed simply near the CBD. It’s actually an eyesore,” one resident stated.
In the meantime, Globe and Phoenix Main College has additionally come beneath siege from the unlawful miners.
Kwekwe legislator, Judith Tobaiwa has since raised crimson flags.
“Globe and Phoenix Main College is presently being dug up by unlawful gold panners. It is a very unhappy growth to have such an infrastructure being destroyed by unregulated mining actions. Unregulated mining actions are turning to be a thorn within the flesh for our metropolis,” she stated.