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Vol 51 No 8

Published 16th April 2010


Zimbabwe

Spiriting away diamonds

Backed by Police Commissioner General and junta member Augustine Chihuri, the Governor of Manicaland Chris Mushohwe has barred the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy from visiting the controversial Marange Chiadzwa diamond fields (AC Vol 51 No 7). ‘They might just pick up handfuls of diamonds,’ he said, betraying a low opinion of his fellow politicians. As a relative of First Lady Grace Marufu and a former State House functionary, Mushohwe has much expertise in the diversion of official resources.

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