The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde July Moyo has assured the nation  that the search at Silver Moon and Cricket mines  in Battlefields will continue until the last miner or body is found.

Minister Moyo visited the scene of the disaster and assured the bereaved families and grieving friends the search exercise will be exhaustive.

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde July Moyo has assured the nation  that the search at Silver Moon and Cricket mines  in Battlefields will continue until the last miner or body is found.

Minister Moyo visited the scene of the disaster and assured the bereaved families and grieving friends the search exercise will be exhaustive.

He also explained to the anxious members of the affected community the local governance system.

“Our system is structured in such a way that it initiates response to disasters from the local level. Teams at the local level are the first point of reaction in cases of disaster. Going forward, while the search for bodies at Silver Moon will continue, concentration is now on Cricket Mine where four people are confirmed to be still underground, according to records on registers. I can also confirm that the names of bodies and survivors from Silver Moon Mine match those on records,” he said.

Minister Moyo also said President Emmerson Mnangagwa is deeply concerned with the development at the two mines, adding that a geophysical information system is to be used to detect potential disasters in future.

Mines and Mining Development Minister, Winston Chitando said the issue of safety on mines is an ongoing management issue which is being dealt with.

The government, mining conglomerates, the religious sector and individuals joined hands in responding to the Silver Moon and Cricket mines disaster where 24 people have so far been confirmed dead while eight others were miraculously found alive after spending four days underground in the wake of flooding of the mines they were working in.

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He also explained to the anxious members of the affected community the local governance system.

“Our system is structured in such a way that it initiates response to disasters from the local level. Teams at the local level are the first point of reaction in cases of disaster. Going forward, while the search for bodies at Silver Moon will continue, concentration is now on Cricket Mine where four people are confirmed to be still underground, according to records on registers. I can also confirm that the names of bodies and survivors from Silver Moon Mine match those on records,” he said.

Minister Moyo also said President Emmerson Mnangagwa is deeply concerned with the development at the two mines, adding that a geophysical information system is to be used to detect potential disasters in future.

Mines and Mining Development Minister, Winston Chitando said the issue of safety on mines is an ongoing management issue which is being dealt with.

The government, mining conglomerates, the religious sector and individuals joined hands in responding to the Silver Moon and Cricket mines disaster where 24 people have so far been confirmed dead while eight others were miraculously found alive after spending four days underground in the wake of flooding of the mines they were working in.