Chinese diamond company, Anjin Investments’s licence for mining diamonds is reported to have been restored after intense pressure from the Chinese government. Following allegations of looting, all diamond mining companies were thrown out from the Chiadzwa diamond fields in 2016 and forced to merge into the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC). Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNG) director Farai Maguwu said,
Yes, I am aware and they were seen loitering in Marange barely two weeks after (President Emmerson) Mnangagwa took over the reins of power (in November last year). It is sad that a company that was accused by former Finance minister Tendai Biti for not remitting anything to Treasury has been re-engaged to continue looting…Mnangagwa must tell us something good that Anjin did which we all don’t know.
Mines and Mining Development minister Winston Chitando is yet to comment on the matter.
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Winston Chitando is a Zimbabwean and the current Minister of Mines and Mining Development. He was appointed to his this ministry by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in November 2017. Read More About Winston Chitando
Tendai Laxton Biti is a politician and currently one of the 3 Vice Presidents of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). He was elected the vice presidency in May 2019 at the MDC Congress. Biti is also one of Zimbabwe's most prominent lawyers. Biti is... Read More About Tendai Biti