THE Parks and Wild Life Management Committee – in the first consecutive two weeks of June – wrote to the Mines ministry’s Onesimo Moyo requesting termination of the Special Grant (SG) erroneously issued to one ‘Chantelle Mnangagwa’ in 2019, Zim Morning Post can reveal.
This comes as Chantelle Mnangagwa (real name Chiramwi Chikafu) has already been arrested on allegations of faking to be President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s relative and was on Wednesday further remanded to July 8.
In arriving at the decision to terminate Storm Mine’s SG in the Umufurudzi Safari Area – of which ‘Chantelle Mnangagwa’ is the director – the Parks and Wild Life Management Committee noted that Storm Mine was not carrying out its mining activities in the specific area for which the SG had initially been granted.
“It has come to our attention that the area for which the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority issued a letter of no objection, per our letter of December 19, 2019 is not the same area for which you granted the above cited Special Grant (SG).
“The SG you granted Chantelle Mnangagwa appears to be for a different area to what we had approved,” wrote the Wildlife Management Committee in a letter dated June 11 to the Mines ministry’s permanent secretary, which was specifically meant for the attention of one OM Moyo.
In November last year, the Wildlife Management Committee wrote to the Mines ministry allowing for an SG to Storm Mine, but there are now allegations that Storm Mine instead used the SG to carry-out its gold mining activities in a different area.
Letters in possession of this publication also show that demarcation readings on the Wildlife Management Committee allowing for the SG to Storm Mine are different from those indicated by the Mines ministry, raising questions about who may have tempered with them and why?
Zim Morning Post is also in possession of the letter in which the Wildlife Management Committee raised no objection to Storm Mine being allowed an SG, in which also the area of such an SG is specified.
Despite the Wildlife Management Committee’s request to the Mines ministry for the termination of Chantelle Mnangagwa’s SG – first on June 2 and then on June 11 – action to that effect is yet to be taken.
Investigations by Zim Morning Post have shown that the mining stretch for which Storm Mine claims an SG to was also granted to one John Maungwa way back in 2001.
The Police Anti-Corruption Unit also recently arrested the Provincial Mining Director for Mashonaland Central province, Tariro Ndhlovu, for abuse of office allegations emanating from ‘deliberate and wrongful’ citation of Chantelle Mnangagwa’s Storm Mine demarcations.