Nundwe made the threats when he announced the suspension of operations at the Black Mountain in the aftermath of the 10 deaths of illegal miners.
He said much as the accident that claimed 10 lives after the mountain collapsed, it would have been avoidable had safety measures been put in place by the group that operated there.
“I am a reserved person, if you see me talking that means there is something…you will not see me reacting anyhow like a fool, no I don’t operate like that. I don’t want to see anybody touching this mountain, not even the police officers, don’t even go closer to it,” Nundwe said.
He said, “There was deficiency in our preparations, initially operations shouldn’t even have started, you look at the frequency of machines coming no one can go at the apex of the mountain and start operating and someone is below here? And theY should start monitoring here..get involved as well,”
Nundwe further said the accident at the black mountain was a collective responsibility and no individual needed to be blamed.
“Let me tell you, I have not been given the spirit of timidity or fear I have the boldness to make sure I curb the situation in this province, I want to repeat that Copperbelt should not just be known for illegal things,” he said.
And when asked about why operations continued at the Black Mountain with safety concerns still lingering,”There are certain things where when senior people are mute you need to be mute as well”.