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Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2019

Kadoma miners in trouble for duping Govt

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TWO Kadoma gold dealers have been arraigned before the court facing charges of hoodwinking a business partner of mining equipment valued at US$150 000.

The pair is also in trouble for misleading government on the true value of a mine sale. 

Sebastian Magodo, 46, and Kelvin Magwaza, 38, appeared before Kadoma magistrate Shane Kubonera on Wednesday last week who rolled over their matter to September 19.

According to the state outline, Magodo caused the Mines and Mining Development ministry to suffer a financial prejudice of US$1 070. 

The State also alleges that trouble began when complainant Spencer Tshuma and accused, Magodo, entered into a five-year joint venture agreement in respect of Etina Gold Mine before Magodo allegedly duped Tshuma.

In the agreement, Tshuma would supply all the mining equipment requirements while Magodo was supposed to ensure that all the mining ore realised from the mine was sent to the Tshuma’s milling company for processing.

It was further said that the said signing ceremony was presided over by a Kadoma-based lawyer, Dyson Robert Chirairo of Dyson Robert Chirairo Legal practitioners.

Tshuma is said to have invested US$150 000 to buy mining equipment from the period stretching from October 5, 2016 and November 20 2016.

The court heard that the mining equipment bought included 50 kilowatts transformer, head-gear, hoist, perimeter fence and constructed two cabins.

Tshuma also sunk a 120 metre shaft at the mine and paid salaries to the mine workers.

On March 19 this year, Magodo, without the knowledge and consent of Tshuma, sold the mine and all the mining equipment on site for $110 000 to Magwaza.

Magodo and Magwaza’s actions, caused Tshuma to suffer a loss of US$150 000 and nothing was recovered, the state added. 

Magodo is also facing a second count of having caused Dyson Robert Chirairo Legal practitioners to suffer prejudice to its good administration. 

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Kadoma miners in trouble for duping Govt