Shabani mine targets 60T asbestos output

Mines and Mining Development minister Walter Chidhakwa says Shabani and Mashava Mine will aim to produce at least 60 000 tonnes of asbestos per year when it starts operating.

Addressing the senate last week, Minister Chidhakwa said the government will inject some funds to revive the operations of the mine.

At one time, Shabanie Mine in Zvishavane and Gaths’ Mine in Mashava were the world’s sixth largest asbestos-producing entities, with annual output exceeding 140 000 tonnes.