Robert Mugabe called to Parliament to give evidence on diamond corruption

Robert Mugabe called to Parliament to give evidence on diamond corruption

Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, has been told to appear before a parliamentary committee next month to explain his claim that billions of dollars' worth of diamond revenue went missing when he was still in power.

Britain praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for impressive progress since Mugabe was toppled in a military coup but it said Mnangagwa, who became president following a military take-over, would still have to deliver on free and fair elections in July to win over Zimbabwe's critics at home and overseas.

In an interview yesterday, Norton MP Mr Temba Mliswa (Independent) said his committee resolved to call Mr Mugabe to explain how the leakages occurred or how he came about the figure.

It will be Mugabe's first public appearance since last November when the army deposed him in a de facto coup after almost four decades in power.

Non-governmental organisations such as Global Witness have accused government and security agencies of both looting and human rights abuses.


Former vice president Joice Mujuru will also be summoned, the Herald said.

Former Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo and his former secretary, Mr Melusi Matshiya, told the same committee that they were also not aware that the police were involved in diamond mining.

Former and serving top police officers, government officials and mining executives have already appeared before the committee.

It was unclear whether Mugabe, who is in frail health, would agree to appear before the committee or would make moves to avoid a potential grilling.

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