Southwest of Zimbabwe some 450 kilometres from the country’s capital Harare.
The mine employs around 820 people, including full-time contractors – 56 per cent are from the local community and 20 per cent are women.
The mine was formally established in 2004 after an exploration programme that was initiated in the 1990s proved the viability of the diamond deposit.
The mine produces gem quality diamonds with a significant proportion of high value white and near-white diamonds from open-cut hard rock mining operations. The mine consists of three economically viable kimberlite pipes: K1, K2 and K3.
668,000 carats were produced in 2019.
Safety is firmly entrenched in RZM Murowa’s culture. The business is certified to the ISO45001:2018 standard.
RZM Murowa has been commended for its robust occupational health programme and an integrated wellness programme with a strong emphasis on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
In addition to clinic infrastructure RZM Murowa is active in HIV/AIDS awareness programmes, providing sanitation facilities and sponsoring a visiting doctor.
RZM Murowa is certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard and runs a number of climate change initiatives including ongoing monitoring of greenhouse gases and biodiversity programmes.
The company ensures a guaranteed unbroken chain of custody from mine to market. Murowa Diamonds has received excellent Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) peer reviews and audits.
We have helped establish eleven small to medium sized businesses and provide both financial and non-financial support including building factory shells and providing on-going capacity building and training. We also help these fledgling businesses establish market linkages. A large proportion of RZM Murowa’s goods and services are procured from local suppliers.
During 2019, Murowa Diamonds changed its name to RZM Murowa Private Limited thereby refl ecting the new strategic direction of the Company. Indeed going forward, the Company will intensify its focus on sustainability issues that are at the core of the new world order that is taking shape post COVID 19.learn more→
The diamond-bearing kimberlite pipes discovered were located in an area that was already populated with more than 140 families living on the footprint of the proposed mine site. RZM Murowa used World Bank guidelines to resettle families to Shashe, about 150 kilometres east of Murowa.learn more→