Zimbabwe Parliament summons Mugabe over diamond remarks

By Indo Asian News Service | Friday, April 20, 2018 | 8:10:04 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Harare, April 20 (IANS) The Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to appear before it to explain his claim that more than $15 billion worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country.

Harare, April 20 (IANS) The Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to appear before it to explain his claim that more than $15 billion worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country.

On the eve of his 92nd birthday in 2016, Mugabe said in a televised interview that some companies had over the years exploited the country's diamonds with little benefit accruing to Zimbabweans, according to Xinhua news agency.

He is expected to give oral evidence on the issue before the committee on May 9, chairperson Temba Mliswa told the state media.

The Herald reported on Friday that Mliswa also said that former Vice President Joice Mujuru would also appear before the committee to explain her alleged links to diamond mining in the Chiadzwa fields.

"We met today (Thursday) as a committee and resolved that we invite former President Mugabe to our committee to explain the disappearance of the $15 billion worth of diamonds," he said.

--IANS

soni/mr

Do you like this article?

Copyright  Indo-Asian News Service

User Rating  Rating(0 Votes)

Views  12

Readers Feedback & Discussion

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Login to comment.

News Africa Articles Index

  

Articles in Africa

Art - Culture Business Diaspora
Education Health Politics
Religion Sports Sci-Tech
Travel

AROUND THE WORLD NOW

Asia America Australia
Africa Europe Gulf-Middle East
Pakistan Nepal Bhutan
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Maldives

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.