MUGABE PARTY SPILLS THE PARTY ON MISSING $15 BILLION
The opposition National Patriotic Front has let the cat out of the bag over the controversial missing $15 billion from diamond proceeds and are claiming that efforts by the Parliamentary Portfolio committee on Mines and Energy to invite former President Robert Mugabe for a hearing are gimmicks to shield the real looters from being brought to book.
Party spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire pinned the blame on president Mnangagwa and Chiwenga who were then Minister of Defence and Zimbabwe National Army Commander during the time and were in cahoots which Chinese company Anjin.
“Despite public knowledge that the Zimbabwe defence forces under its then commander, General Chiwenga and then Minister of Defence, Mnangagwa mined diamonds through a company called Anjin in partnership with some Chinese nationals, Mliswa’s committee has avoided questioning the duo’s role in the looting of the country’s diamonds,” said Mawarire.
“We believe that the Mliswa committee should interrogate why Minister Obert Mpofu despite written communication in the “ZMDC Due Diligence Memorandum” went on to award the right to partner ZMDC to mine diamonds in Marange to an undeserving company against available information to the contrary,” added Mawarire.
He urged Mliswa and his committee to start looking for the real culprits instead of doing a witch hunt on the wrong people.