On 1 February 2006, the first respondent (KCGM) as concessionaire and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe as a tributor within the meaning of the Mining and Minerals Act [Cap 21:05] entered into a standard tribute contract and lease for the Chaka gold plant. The duration of the Agreement was three (3) years until 2009 and may be extended for an additional three (3) years until its expiry on February 2, 2012. The agreement was registered with the Commissioner of Mines. During the first period of the agreement, Reserve Bank dismantled the claims that were paid and Chaka Gold Plant operated through its subsidiary Carslone Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd ("Carslone"), the second defendant. However, following a change in policy, the Reserve Bank decided to end all quasi-fiscal operations and the renewal of the tribute agreement was concluded between KCGM and Carslone. The town of Kwekwe was founded in 1898 as a gold mining town and is home to the Zimbabwe National Museum of Exploration. The city remains an industrial center of the country. The name comes from the Zulu word "isikwekwe", which means "scurvy", "räge" or "shorf".  Popular belief is that Kwekwe is named after the sound of frogs sagging from the nearby river.
Sable Chemicals, Zimbabwe`s only producer of ammonium nitrate (fertilizer), wants to reduce its production losses by throwing sticks. The company has therefore reached an agreement with independent power producer (IPP) Tatanga Energy for the construction of a photovoltaic solar power plant near its plant in Kwekwe, an industrial city in Zimbabwe`s Midlands province. As in other Zimbabwean cities run by opposition parties, Kwekwe has seen a series of political incidents that have resulted in deaths and arrests. It is located in the Kwekwe district of the Midlands province in the centre of the country, about the same level as Harare in the north-east and Bulawayo in the south-west. The population was 47,607 in 1982, 75,425 in 1992 and the provisional result of the 2002 census indicates a population of 88,000. In 2012, the city`s population was estimated at 100,900 people. It is a center of steel and fertilizer production in the country. Kwekwe is equipped with many educational institutions. Most are managed by the state. For university education, the nearest institutions are 60 km from Gweru, the capital of the Midlands province, to Midlands State University.
The city is located on the Bulawayo-Harare railway. It houses two mosques, a parish house for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Seventh-day Adventists, the Salvation Army, the Protestant and Catholic Churches. The National Mining Museum, dedicated to the country`s mining industry, is one of the city`s main tourist attractions. ZIYAMBI YES: After hearing the lawyer`s explanations, the Tribunal dismissed the appeal with costs on the higher scale of the lawyer and the client and indicated that the reasons for its judgment would follow. Here are the reasons. President Emmerson Mnangagwa`s allies plan to find him refuge in West Asian countries when he leaves the presidential seat, says Professor Jonathan Moyo. Kwekwe has paved roads that lead to Gweru, Kadoma, Mvuma and Gokwe Business Centre, which is why it is considered a well-connected city. Kwekwe is located not only close to the geographical centre of the country, but also strategically located in the Midlands metropolitan area. Together with Gweru, Munyati, Kadoma and Redcliff, Kwekwe is a unique customer base for local business enterprises. Kwekwe and neighbouring Redcliff are the headquarters of the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO), the country`s largest steel mill.
It is also home to the Zimbabwe Iron and Smelting Company (ZIMASCO), the largest ferrochrome producer, and one of the largest power plants, ZESA-Munyati, in Munyati, a suburb of Kwekwe. Kwekwe is the richest city in Zimbabwe in terms of minerals. The same goes for Schweppes Africa Holdings Harare, the subsidiary of the Swiss soft drink brand Schweppes. . . .