Harare | Government has directed relevant organs to investigate any person who might have been engaged in corrupt activities in allegations raised in a documentary produced by Al Jazeera Investigative Unit.
The controversial doccie is titled “Gold Mafia” and it makes allegations of a network of illegal money laundering and gold smuggling in the country.
In a statement released Tuesday, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said any person who might be found guilty of the alleged crimes will full wrath of the law.
“Government takes note of a documentary titled “Gold Mafia”, currently being serialised by an international broadcasting channel which purports to expose a network of alleged money laundering and gold smuggling in Zimbabwe.
“Government takes the allegations raised in the documentary seriously, and has directed relevant organs to institute investigations into the issues raised therein. Any person found to have engaged in acts of corruption, fraud or any form of crime, will face the full wrath of the law, said Senator Mutsvangwa.
“She further said government takes this opportunity to re-affirm its commitment to upholding local and international laws, including laws relating to financial transactions, the trade of gold and other precious minerals.
She castigated what she termed ” boastful behaviour and name-dropping ” by some personalities featured in the documentary.
“Those seeking personal gain and glory, should never be taken as an enunciation of Government Policy. Government remains seized with the matter and the nation will be kept apprised of any new developments,” said Senator Mutsvangwa.
In other news that has gripped the country,
Financial Intelligence Unit Investigating Individuals Fingered In Gold Mafia Documentary
The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has reportedly commenced investigations into individuals implicated in money laundering activities and illicit gold dealings in Al Jazeera’s documentary revealing alleged criminals driving gold smuggling and money laundering worth billions of dollars in Southern Africa.
Last week the Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) launched investigations into Uebert Angel and Ewan Macmillan in a bid to ascertain the assets they own as well as the duo’s recent transactions.
Angel, who is President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s special envoy and ambassador-at-large to Europe and the Americas, and Macmillan are both mentioned in the Al Jazeera documentary as part of an alleged band of money launderers….continue reading