Zimbabwe Court Orders Chinese Diamond Miner Anjin to Reinstate Expelled Workers

Mining and Exploration
09/06/2015 08:56

Chinese diamond miner Anjin Investments has been ordered by Zimbabwe’s labour court to reinstate at least 1,100 employees it fired three years ago. Anjin, one of the seven firms licenced to mine the vast government-controlled Marange diamond field, began operations in 2009. The mine, which over three years ago claimed to be the largest producer of diamonds in the world, has been facing viability problems and is among diamond firms that have since 2013, reported diminishing alluvial diamond deposits in Marange. In 2012 the company dismissed 1,500 workers who had gone on strike demanding salary increases.