Zimbabwean who cleared Falklands mines urges UK to rethink cut on Zim’s landmines


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(New Zimbabwe) A Zimbabwean man who helped clear hundreds of landmines from the Falkland Islands has urged Britain not to go ahead with cuts that would see the government pull funding from his home country just as it nears “mine-free” status.

Cuthbert Mutukwa, 42, left his family in Zimbabwe to work for two years de-mining the Falkland Islands, the British overseas territory that was peppered with about 13,000 mines by Argentinian forces during the 1982 war.

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Published: Monday, October 11, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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