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    Lonmin Plc CEO coming for Fletcher 60th Anniversary


    GWERU – Bennetor Magara, a South African based Zimbabwean and Chief Executive Officer of Lonmin PLC, the World's third largest producer of platinum group of minerals will be visiting Fletcher High in Gweru as the guest of honour at the school's 60th Anniversary.
    Magara is one of Zimbabwe's most successful captains of industry heading Lonmin, a $1 billion organisation with revenue running into $965 million a year. Lonmin has 33 group companies across the globe and the most well known being Marikana Mine in the Bushveld of South Africa which had a well publicised 2012 strike where 36 miners were shot dead.
    Lonmin employs more than 27 000 workers.
    Fletcher High School headmaster Steven Njini confirmed Magara's visit for the celebrations and prize giving day slated for October 7, 2017.
    The trip was organised by Henry Maindidze, a US-based former Fletcher student who is the chairman of Fletcher Class of 81-86 and is mobilising resources for the event.
    "We have cleared everything and Magara will be our guest of honour on our 60th Anniversary celebrations. He is a former Fletcher student and we are indeed honoured to have him as our guest of honour for the event," said Njini.
    Magara was at Fletcher High School from 1985 to 1986 where he did his A levels. He then went to the University of Zimbabwe where he did a B.Sc (Rng) Hons and was the best final year mining student. He joined Wankie Colliery in 1991 as a graduate trainee and moved to South Africa in 1994 where he joined Anglo Coal South Africa.
    He became CEO Anglo Coal South Africa at the age of 38 and became Lonmin CEO in 2013.
    Magara who was born in Bikita in 1967 has many notable achievements and is recognised for implementing turnaround strategy resulting in 30% improvement in performance and lowest cost production of any major coal mining company worldwide. top story news
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