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Road accident claims one life, injures one more in Messica

An  accident that occurred this Sunday on the bridge over the Revue River in the administrative post of Messica, in the district of Manica, province of the same name, left one person dead and another gravely wounded. Accident involved a large truck that, in addition to running over the two persons, collided head-on with a light vehicle belonging to the delegation of the interior minister, Arsénia Massingue, who had just finished a working visit to the Manica province. Mário Arnaça, the director of public relations of the PRM's provincial headquarters in Manica, blames the accident on erroneous overtaking. The crash caused both vehicles to sustain significant material damage in addition to the fatalities.

Cabo Delgado:Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada operational update

MRM Operational Update
London,, 24 OCTOBER 2022

On 20 October 2022, Gemfields updated the market regarding the Cabo Delgado insurgency and Gemfields’ decision at the time to initiate an evacuation of operational employees and contractors from Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada (“MRM”), in which Gemfields holds a 75% interest.

The evacuation was initiated as an ample precaution due to an attack, attributed to insurgents, on the morning of Thursday 20 October 2022 on a neighbouring ruby mine located approximately 12km south-east of MRM’s operations. MRM’s security personnel and the Mozambique police force remained on site at MRM. The Mozambique military arrived at MRM later that day and will maintain a presence for the foreseeable future.

Key operational personnel have now returned to MRM and basic operations have resumed.

Mining and processing activities are being resumed in phases after giving due consideration to the threat perceptions in the licence area.

Gemfields and MRM hold the health and safety of their employees and contractors as their highest priority. MRM remains on a state of high alert and maintains regular dialogue with government authorities.