6 gold miners from Mashava are battling for life at Masvingo General Hospital after they were shot and seriously injured following a dispute over the control of the gold-rich Lennox Mine, at the weekend.

Lennox Gold Mine is at the centre of an ownership wrangle between Mr Edgar Mashindi and Mr Tinaishe Hove. Mr Hove and five of his workers escaped death by a whisker after they were allegedly shot by security guards deployed at the mine.

Mr Hove sustained facial and chest injuries together with his five workers namely, Messers Polite Mawela (28), Godfrey Mutangira (38),Emmanuel Chadzamira (43), Hahlani Muzamani (40) and Mr Farai Mutsiga (32).

The six were shot during the disturbances at the mine on Saturday morning. Mr Hove and his workers are said to be in a stable condition in hospital where they are recuperating.

 Acting Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa, said police were investigating the incident.

He said two security guards at Lennox Mine have since been arrested for attempted murder.