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Zimbabwe: Struggle for wages of miners' wives and their husbands

For months, miners at the Vumbachikwe mine in Gwanda in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland South province have not received their wages. The miners and their families are protesting against the unpaid wages. Last week, about 500 miners' wives and their children blocked access to the gold mine. That is why the companions did not come to work.

The police used tear gas, batons and shots in the air against the protest of the women and children. Around 100 women were injured and hundreds of miners were arrested. Due to the unpaid wages, the women can no longer pay the school fees for their children.