Prophet T Freddy wrestles Army boss to win back gold mine

The High Court judge Justice Muremba has restored popular preacher and musician Prophet T Freddys’ rights to a gold mine in Mazowe after barring a Zimbabwe National Army senior officer Colonel Richard Mapanda from interfering with operations at the claim.

Prophet T Freddy applied for a court interdict to bar Mapanda from allegedly terrorizing his mine workers whom the ZNA officer was threatening with death.

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In his judgement, Justice Muremba directed Mapanda, who was the first responded in the matter, or anyone acting on his behalf, should not to interfere with applicant’s mining operations on mining area covered under special Grant number 7286 RA 1566, in the mining district of Mashonaland Central.”

Prophet T Freddy filed urgent application at the High Court stopping Colonel Mapanda from invading his mine in Mazoe and threatening to kill workers.

Mapanda reportedly invaded the mined while armed with a loaded gun ordering Prophet T Freddy’s off the site and threatening to shoot anyone who came back to the pit head.

Through his lawyer, Jivas Mudimu of Mudimu Law Chambers, Prophet T Freddy had argued that he was the director of Lazania Gold Mine that had the license and certificates to carry mining activities.

“Applicant is a Mining company which is in the business of mining and prospect for gold on an area of approximately 100 hectares situated within RA 1566 in the Mining District of Mazowe, Mashonaland Central under special grant attached hereto as “Annexure “A”,” Prophet T Freddy argued in his founding affidavit.

He said his company had gone through all required processes for registration and for Environmental Impact Assessment Certificate and no objection was raised concerning the land in question which was under his name.

“Despite all this effort which Applicant did which was at the knowledge of the 1st Respondent, he never objected, now that the applicant started its operation the 1st Respondent is now disrupting the operations of the mine using force and threats.

“The Applicant efforts to stop the 1st Respondent has proved to be abortive with fears that more confrontational approach will lead to violence.

“The likelihood that the 1st Respondent would unleash terror on the Applicant’s members is not imagined one since he came with a gun, and promised to shot anyone who comes back to the mine.”

Mudimu applauded the judgement adding that his client would be able to work on his mine without interference as he had all the required paper work to do his mining operations while both parties were now at peace.