Zimbabwe: Probe committee to move sitting to Mugabe’s home
Embattled Mugabe to receive unwanted parliamentary visitors
London, May 28, 2018 (AltAfrika)-A committee of Zimbabwe’s parliament, (Mining Committee) looking into allegation of monumental corruption in the diamond mining industry during Robert Mugabe’s regime has taken an unusual step to interview the former president at home after ignoring two invitations to the parliament
Robert Mugabe who was due on Monday at the parliament again failed to attend a hearing where he was due to give evidence. “The committee has offered to interview Mugabe at his residence, Chair of the committee, Mliswa said
Lawmakers want to question him over his 2016 claim that Zimbabwe lost $15 billion in revenue due to corruption and foreign exploitation in the diamond sector.
The 94-year-old, who was ousted from office in November after 37 years in power, also failed to attend the hearing last week without giving reasons.
“We were expecting former president Robert Mugabe to appear before us as a result of a letter that had been written to him,” Temba Mliswa, mines committee chair and an independent member of parliament, told journalists.
“He is not being prosecuted, it is only a matter of us hearing from him and him contributing whatever he has to us.”
His regime was accused of siphoning off diamond profits.