According to Zimbabwean newspaper The HeraldZimbabwe’s government has banned alluvial mining along water courses.

The newspaper pointed out that the ban was because of the serious environmental damage and pollution causes.

In a letter to catchment council chairpersons, secretary for the Ministry of Water Resources Development and Management Ringson Chitsiko ordered the withdrawal and cancellation of all permits issued in connection with alluvial mining.

He also said that permits should not be issued for alluvial mining.

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