Parly to Summon Mugabe Over Chiadzwa
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has resolved to summon former president Robert Mugabe to appear for a hearing, as it seeks to conclude its probe into the alleged disappearance of $15 billion worth of diamonds from Marange diamond fields.
Mr Mugabe was the whistleblower on the alleged looting of diamonds at Chiadzwa.
The chairperson of the committee, Mr Temba Mliswa, said they had resolved to invite Mr Mugabe as they sought answers on what transpired.
“The committee had already resolved to invite him after we had heard the evidence and if our recommendations suit what the inquiry was about, there might be no need to call him because it’s up to the information that we require,” he said.
“I cannot pre-empt anything because we will be seeking what we are seeking regarding the $15 billion worth of diamonds which went missing.”
Mr Mliswa declined to state when Mr Mugabe was likely to appear before the committee, saying it would depend on the answers that they would get from officials invited so far.