Zim, Russia sign R33bn platinum mine deal
Harare - Zimbabwe and Russia on Tuesday signed a $3 billion (R33 billion) deal to develop a platinum mine in Darwandale, targeting production of 250,000 ounces annually within three years, a presentation by the Zimbabwean ministry of mines ministry showed.
The presentation said the mine would have peak production of 800,000 ounces a year, which should help Zimbabwe produce 1 million ounces annually in five years time.
President Robert Mugabe and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov oversaw the signing of the agreement in Darwendale, 70 kilometres west of Harare. - Reuters