The ownership dispute over Tolrose Mine in Kadoma is set to spill into the courts again as the aggrieved party seeks to have an earlier judgement rescinded.

The High Court last year gave the right of ownership and directorship of the mine to business mogul, Mr Patterson Timba but the aggrieved party, Mr Jameson Rushwaya wants the decision rescinded.

Mr Rushwaya said he has since instructed his lawyers to make an application to have the judgement in favour of Mr Timba set aside.

The wrangle over control of the gold mine, which at some point employed 600 people, began around 2010, and at that time, Mr Rushwaya was on the ground carrying out operations before he was technically elbowed out.

It is understood that the mine currently employees just over 100 people and that production has scaled down despite the firm’s potential for high production.

The dispute has now assumed a political dimension, with some politicians calling on the parties to the dispute to resolve their differences for the sake of socio economic progress.

Zanu PF Mashonaland West Youth League Chairperson, Cde Vengi Musengi and a member of the Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial executive, Cde Philemon Ndushu visited the mine where they addressed former workers and promised to mediate in the dispute.

Mr Timba insists that he is the rightful owner of the property, adding that he has the necessary documentation vesting ownership of the mine in him.