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Zimbabwe will announce in two weeks the successful bidders for assets owned by state-owned mining company Zimbabwe Mining and Development Corporation (ZMDC), including gold mines, mines minister Winston Chitando said on Monday. More companies will be put on sale at the end of November. Selling struggling state-owned companies is part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wider reforms to cut government expenditure. Chitando told a parliamentary committee that after announcing winning bidders for its six mines, the ZMDC will put on sale its remaining 20 assets by the end of November. The ZMDC will either sell them outright or seek joint ventures for the mines, most of which are either operating below capacity or are under care and maintenance, Chitando said.

“As government, we would like to see each and every asset owned by ZMDC getting into production,” Chitando said. London-listed Caledonia Mining, which already operates Blanket mine in southern Zimbabwe, is among the bidders for...

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