The disputed Gushungo Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, has been dragged to court by two enraged Mazowe small-scale gold miners seeking to be declared the rightful owners of blocks of mines located at Smithfield Farm in the Mazowe area which they claim was under the jurisdiction of the Mines and Mining Development ministry.

The matter which was filed to court on Friday is yet to be set down for hearing.

“The first applicant (Nyazvigo) is the registered holder of blocks of mines being Mondo 4, and the second applicant (Mawonga) being the registered holder of certain block of mine being Mondo 3. The applicants’ blocks of mines are located in Smithfield Farm in Mazowe area under the jurisdiction of the second respondent (Provincial Mining Director, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Mines and Mining Development),” the duo said in their combined founding affidavit.

“The first respondent [Gushungo Holdings] is claiming that it owns the farm on which the applicants’ blocks of mine mentioned above are located and the first respondent is also claiming that they are the owners of the said blocks of mines.

“The applicants are seeking an order to be declared the rightful owners of the said blocks of mines and an order interdicting the first respondent from barring and or interfering with the applicants’ operations in the said mining claims.”