Rio Tinto sells its interest in mines in Zimbabwe

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Says future of these assets can be best managed by entities with existing interests in ZimbabwePLATINUM-MINING-ZIMBABWE-630x418

Rio Tinto announced that it has completed the sale of its 78 per cent interest in Murowa Diamonds and 50 per cent interest in Sengwa Colliery Ltd (Sengwa) to RZ Murowa Holdings Limited. Rio Tinto believes that the future of these assets can be best managed by entities with existing interests in Zimbabwe.RioZim Limited, an independent Zimbabwean mining company listed on the Zimbabwean Stock Exchange already holds a 22 per cent interest in Murowa Diamonds and a 50 per cent interest in Sengwa and will assume the overall management of both entities.

Rio Tinto Diamonds and Minerals chief executive Alan Davies said “Rio Tinto remains committed to the diamond industry and is focused on operating its two world-class underground mines whilst obtaining the approvals for its advanced diamond project in India.”

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