OPPOSITION MDC Alliance’s Mberengwa North constituency co-ordinating committee secretary, Trinos Chinyoka, died on Saturday after falling into an uncovered disused gold mine shaft at night.
Chinyoka had been reported missing for three days only for his body to be found in the shaft.
“He met his untimely death when he fell in an unprotected shaft at Chabudapasi Gold Mine near Yorkes business centre at night four days ago and was only found after searching for three days.
He said the party and Chinyoka’s family would be approaching the owners of the mine for compensation.
“We urge Chabudapasi Gold Mine to carry out responsible mining that resonates with environmental impact assessment and, in particular, to fill up disused mine shafts and protect existing mining shafts.