Mugabe to Deploy Army in Gold War Zone

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  • Police have failed to end the fighting.

President Robert Mugabe’s government says it is making preparations to deploy the country’s dreaded military in the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces rocked by extreme violence as illegal miners fight for control of the areas’ rich gold fields. Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa said security ministers would tour Zvishavane and Kwekwe, where hundreds have been killed and injured in the so-called ‘machete wars’ to assess the situationand pave way for a full-scale army invasion.

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