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Chiadzwa community members arrested: ZELA intervenes

03 November 2021 Although it cannot be ignored that Chinese investments in Zimbabwe have brought the much-needed investment in the mining sector, some of their operations have brought discontent in local communities. Anjin Investments (Pvt) Limited is at loggerheads with the Chiadzwa community for its failure to promote socio-economic development …

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Case Alert!

14 October 2021 The responsibility to respect human rights requires that business enterprises: Avoid causing or contributing to adverse human rights impacts through their own activities and address such impacts when they occur. Failure by the business enterprise  to discharge a duty of care has obliged the Zimbabwe Environmental Law …

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Mutoko villagers living in fear of possible eviction

17 September 2021 Mutoko’s Karimazondo and Chingamuka villagers are living in fear after ‘some’ Chinese officials informed them that they will be relocated to pave way for mining operations. The community members made efforts to seek clarity from the investors and local authorities on the impending relocations but to no …

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Gwanda water supply disconnection: ZELA intervenes

05 August 2021 Washing hands frequently is a simple daily routine,but it remains a privilege and luxury for those who do not have adequate water and sanitation services. The infectious disease outbreaks including the current global COVID-19 pandemic have laid bare how safe, clean, and potable water is essential in …

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Hear me out #MyPlanetMyRights

Blessed Marecha-Zimbabwe Youth Network This is the voice of Children and youth who are crying in pain emanating from a serious violation of their right to a healthy environment which is taking place around the world but mainly in mining communities. At International level we have the Convention on the …

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HIGH COURT ORDERS IMANI MINE TO CEASE OPERATIONS

CASE ALERT! 9 October 2019 HIGH COURT ORDERS IMANI MINE TO CEASE OPERATIONS High Court Judge,Justice Charewa  on Wednesday 9 October 2019 granted an order in an application filed by the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association on behalf of its clients. The order is compelling Zibusiso Sibanda t/a Imani Mine to …

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LITIGATION ALERT! 22 March 2021 CHILONGA CASE UPDATE

CHILONGA CASE UPDATE Introduction On the 5th of March 2021, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) filed two cases at Masvingo High Court on behalf of Chilonga Community. The Chilonga community was facing imminent eviction from their ancestral lands through the gazetted Statutory Instrument 50 of 2021 in which the …

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Case Alert! High Court of Zimbabwe orders Chitungwiza Municipality to upgrade its water treatment plants and sewer systems

18 December 2020 JUST IN: High Court of Zimbabwe orders Chitungwiza Municipality to upgrade its water treatment plants and sewer systems High Court of Zimbabwe Justice Mangota on Thursday 17 December 2020 granted an order in an application filed by Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association as an Applicant for public interest …

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The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association(ZELA) files a case against #Chinese miners

IN THE HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE                                                                              CASENO.HC                                                                                    /20 HELD AT HARARE In the matter between: FIDELIS CHIMA                                                                    1ST APPLICANT ZIMBABWE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION 2ND APPLICANT And ZIMBABWE ZHONGXIN MINING GROUP TONGMAO COAL COMPANY (PVT) LTD                 1ST RESPONDENT And ZIMBABWE MINING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION                                                             2ND RESPONDENT And MINISTER OF MINES & MINING …

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