Forensic audit for Zimbabwe’s “missing” $15 billion diamonds under way


Question and Answer in Parliament:

*HON. CHAMISA: Thank you Mr. Speaker. I have been challenged by this issue because you know that the issue of diamonds and minerals is a challenge. Minister, there is a rumour that we have lost US$15 billion as a country. Do you know anything about the missing money? If you are not aware, do you know anyone who caused the disappearance of that money because it is a lot of money and people are troubled? Old people are not sleeping and widows are being pained to learn that such a huge amount of money can just disappear under the nose of engineers and miners. Thank you Mr. Speaker?

HON. CHIDHAKWA: Thank you Mr. Speaker. I wondered as he was speaking whether it was indeed linked to the primary question as it does appear to be a new question; as such Mr. Speaker, the figures are in the process of being established. A former MDC member once talked about US$14 billion and we have triggered a process of establishing how it happened, how much it is in specific terms. I want to say that, once the forensic report has been completed, we will bring it to Parliament and report on the matter. Thank you.

See also:

MDC calls for thorough audit of Marange diamonds but says Mugabe must go

Did Zimbabwe’s white farmers try to get back at Mugabe but taking over the country’s diamonds or they were just duped by a shady businessman?

Chicago sanctions busters were interested in Zimbabwe’s diamonds not just bailing out Mugabe

Tsvangirai says ZANU-PF sold 30 000 carats of diamonds to steal the elections

Military cut Gono out of Marange diamonds



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