Govt is still investigating missing $15 billion

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While answering a question during a plenary session at a mining indaba in Bulawayo, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa said that Government has not abandoned investigations into missing $15 billion from Chiadzwa diamond fields in Manicaland.

He could not however disclose methods that are being used to determine how much was lost. Said Chidhakwa:

The technical people we consulted have said we can use a different way of establishing what was mined in Marange. We discussed and agreed. I am not at liberty to disclose that now and that is the method we are going to use. So we have not abandoned the issue of establishing what happened but I am happy that we have enabled ourselves to move ahead and do something in Marange.

More: Chronicle

Walter ChidhakwaBulawayoMarange

Walter Chidhakwa is a Zimbabwean politician and former Minister of Mines and Mining Development as well as legislator for Zvimba South. He is a member ofthe ruling Zanu-PF party. Chidhakwa reportedly worked in a number of companies before joining active politics. Read More About Walter Chidhakwa

Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city. Its location was selected by the last Matebele king, King lobengula. Bulawayo used to be one of the country's most attractive cities and a major transport hub for Southern Africa until Zimbabwe entered a period of economic depression in... Read More About Bulawayo

Marange area is located in the mountainous border town of Mutare under Manicaland province in Zimbabwe. Marange is traditionally administered by the Marange chieftaincy. It is located about 100 km south-west of Mutare city. The area is predominantly home to the Manyika speaking Marange people.... Read More About Marange

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