The Development Trust of Zimbabwe, working in partnership with a Russian company OZGEO is mining gold and diamonds at Charleswood Estate in Chimanimani. Although the company claimed that it wants to start mining diamonds in 2012, local residents say DTZ OZGEO has been mining diamonds for over 3 years and never remitted any cent to treasury. They claim to have been prospecting. The farm at which both diamonds and gold is being mined is in dispute following the forced eviction of its owner, the former Member of parliament for Chimanimani Roy Bennett. He was evicted during the violent land grab exercise initiated by ZANU PF in 2000. The coming in of DTZ OZGEO to the farm was political, meant to effectively rule out the return of Bennet who has won several court battles to recover his farm but has been barred by the army from returning. DTZ OZGEO has been accused of committing gross human rights abuses by the local community whom it accuses of diamond panning. Locals complain of having dogs set on them, being beaten up and racially insulted by the Russians who appear untouchable due to their political affiliation.