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Parliament demands an explanation from Mugabe on 15 billion dollars of vanished diamonds

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The former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe should be on 9 may for a committee of parliament to testify. He may be the missing out on income from diamond mining for a value of 15 billion dollars’ come to explain. That the chairman of the parliamentary committee on Mines and Energy on Friday announced.

The Zimbabwean members of parliament want the 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe question about statements from 2016. The former strong man was disappointed when his country’s $ 15 billion in revenue from diamond had lost through corruption and tax evasion by foreign mining companies. The competent parliamentary committee has in this case several former ministers, police chiefs and high government officials heard.

The ngo Global Witness accused the Zimbabwean leaders last year in a report, profits from the mining of diamonds to have darkened. That means were used for suppression of political opponents. The country has never been credible dear statistics published about his diamantactiviteiten, which started in 2006.

Mugabe, who the sceptre swayed over Zimbabwe since the country’s independence in 1980, had in november last year to resign under pressure from the army, the people and his party, the Zimbabwean-PF. He was succeeded by his vice president and partijgenoot Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe left an economic mess behind, but knows himself to be assured of a generous pension.

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