FILE REF ZHRC/CI/0149/16 In the matter between: Mazvihwa Community COMPLAINANTS And MUROWA DIAMONDS (Pvt) Ltd RESPONDENT ___________________________________________________________________ INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ___________________________________________________________________ 1. Introduction and background a. This report contains findings of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC/Commission), pursuant to an investigation undertaken by the ZHRC into a complaint lodged by Albert Chiwenga on behalf of the Mazvihwa community in Zvishavane. The complaint involved allegations of violation of environmental rights and right to health by Murowa Diamonds (Pvt) Ltd (hereinafter referred to as the Respondent).The investigation was conducted from the 28th to the 30th of June 2017. b. The complainants are about two hundred (200) households who live in a rural community near Murowa Diamond Mine, many of the households have lived in this community for several decades before mining commenced in 2004. c. In determining its role in this matter, the ZHRC considered that the set of facts gives rise to human rights violations of Chapter 4, Part 2 of the Page 1 of 15

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