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Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association and Zakeu Nhachi and Rosemary Maruwa Jena and Elias Matsveruka and Mayimboti Mayimboti and Isaac Ziwenjere versus Anjin Investments (Private) Limited and Marange Resources (Private) Limited and Diamond Mining Company (Private) Limited

Country/Territory
Zimbabwe
Type of court
National - higher court
Date
Jun 17, 2015
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
High Court of Zimbabwe
Seat of court
Harare
Judge
TAKUVA
Reference number
HH 523/15; HC 9451/12
Language
English
Subject
Mineral resources, Water, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Fishing area Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Waste disposal Waste management
Abstract

The plaintiffs applied to court to interdict the mining companies from releasing waste discharges into the Odzi, Singwizi and Save Rivers. The defendants contended that the plaintiffs were not entitled to such a relief because of the nature sought in that a satisfactory remedy exists in section 10(1) (b) (xiii) of the Environmental Management Act which would afford the plaintiffs the relief they seek in the instant proceedings. The judge dismissed the remedy which was sought by the defendants.

Full text
ZELA & Ors v Anjin & Ors HH 523-15.pdf
HH 523-15.pdf
Website
www.zimlii.org