HARARE – Zimbabwe gold producer Metallon Corporation has confirmed a fatal rockfall incident at its most viable How Mine operation in Southern Zimbabwe.
The Mzi Khumalo controlled Metallon has been having challenges in Zimbabwe which have driven down its viability.
Some mines have been mothballed while the company was also battling with the central bank over payment for gold deliveries. Khumalo has threatened to sue the central bank over the outstanding gold sales earnings.
"Metallon Corporation regrets to advise of an accident at Bulawayo Mining Company’s How Mine that occurred on Thursday 20th June," the company said on Friday evening.
The rockfall accident occured during a shaft examination. This has drawn criticism from observers who said the company should have fully assessed the risks.