Two soldiers have been killed, while one was seriously injured following clashes with gold panners in Chipadze, Bindura this morning.

Police Spokesperson for Mashonaland Central Province, Inspector Milton Mudembe confirmed the incident, while Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Director Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Alphios Makotore said four ZNA members taking part in the independence parade rehearsals were involved in an altercation with the artisanal miners, resulting in the death of the two.

Investigations into the matter are underway.