Questioning of Mugabe on diamond revenue delayed
Zimbabwe’s parliament has said that the planned questioning of the country’s former President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday over some diamond mining operations has now been delayed.
The former president was summoned by the country’s parliament to testify in an ongoing investigation into the missing revenue from diamond mining.
Mr. Mugabe was to be questioned over his 2016 claim that the country lost $15 billion in income from diamonds due to corruption and foreign exploitation.
Mugabe’s own regime has been accused of siphoning off diamond profits, but the current parliament wants to get to the bottom of the missing $15 billion revenue.
A committee in Zimbabwe’s parliament announced that the former leader would be needed to provide some details on the missing revenue.
But Temba Mliswa, who is chairman of the parliamentary committee on mines has revealed that the Zimbabwean parliament has not written yet to Mr. Mugabe to invite him to appear.
“It has been delayed but that resolution still stands,” Mliswa said. “He will have to appear before the committee whether he likes it or not.”
A new date is yet to be determined for the said questioning.
Robert Mugabe was forced to resign from power in 2017 after a military takeover haven ruled the country for decades.
He was succeeded by Emmerson Mnangagwa who has vowed to restore the economic fortunes of the Southern African country.