Michael Akerman. Michael Daniel Akerman, age 83 and a resident of Konawa, died at his home on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. A wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa, and a funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.
Mining was Zimbabwe's leading industry in 2002, contributing 27% of export trade. The chief minerals were coal, gold, copper, nickel, tin, and clay, and Zimbabwe was a world leader in the production of lithium minerals, chrysotile asbestos, and ferrochromium, with more than half of the world's known chromium reserves.