Report claims waste from Zim mines used as sexual stimulant

A mining rights group has made the claim in a report on mining practices in the district.

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ZIMBABWE - Women in the western coal-mining region of Hwange in Zimbabwe are apparently putting themselves at risk of cancer by using waste from mines as a sexual stimulant.

A mining rights group has made the claim in a report on mining practices in the district.

According to New Zimbabwe.com, a claim has been made by the Independent Centre for Natural Resources and Governance.

They’ve been researching mining practices.

The organisation’s director Farai Maguwu says women in the district were collecting mud laced with acidic waste, which they say was used as a sexual stimulant.

The mud is apparently being collected at five sites.

The report says coal miners in Hwange should dispose of the acidic waste properly to prevent the use of the harmful product.