Mugabe signed secret deals in Marange, Mujuru reveals – the plot thickens
By Wilbert Mukori
In the end, the truth will always come out or as one would say in Shona “rinemanyanga hariputirwi!”
The truth about the wholesale looting that has been going on in Chiadzwa and Marange is coming out! In March President Mugabe admitted the country had lost $15 billion worth of revenue due to the looting of diamonds.
A few weeks later Ministers Saviour Kasukuwere and Jonathan Moyo added some meat to the bone when they said “a chunk” of the $15 billion was looted by former VP Mujuru.
Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, told BBC HardTalk there was no looting the $15 billion was all due to “mispricing”! No one believed him because his ministry was still getting no revenue from the mining activity now going on 24/7.
“The Auditor-General’s Office has commissioned a top auditing firm to investigate alleged looting of proceeds from diamond operations in Marange, with the results of the probe expected by September,” reported Zimeye on 16 July, 2013.
“Ms Chiri said her office had notified the Mines and Mining Development Ministry of the “full co-operation” expected from Government departments during the audit.”
What raised eyebrow of anyone with seeing eyes is that the looting according to the President’s admission has gone on for the last six years and the surprise is that the Auditor-General’s Office which is known for its thoroughness had failed to pick up the looting in all these years of such a breathtakingly huge amount.
The suspension is that this diamond mining activities were deliberately kept away from the Auditor-General who has the statutory duty to audit all government and government related institutions.
Mai Mujuru has since confirmed that the government has indeed been very secretive about the country diamond mining activities in Marange and Chiadzwa.
“There were companies operating there like Ainjin, who sent them?” Mai Mujuru told a rally in Mutare.
“Only the President knows because there was nobody that processed licenses for them.
“It was only between the President and the Minister only,” she said.
The nation awaits the audit investigation report in September; if it too does not suffer the fate of many other similar reports such as the Chihambakwe report of the Gikurahundi massacre, it has yet to see the light of day.
Still the nation knows that Mai Mujuru is as corrupt as they come; her vast fortune was not made from her singing in the Salvation Army or some such pursuit. When the whole truth of the looting in Marange comes out she will be up to her eyes in looted diamonds.
She is not the only one, of course, Mugabe and others in the Zanu PF cabal have been looting too. Mugabe has used some of the looted wealth to bankroll his costly 2013 vote rigging schemes, which is in itself high treason!
When the truth comes out about the wholesale looting that has been going on in Marange, as will the Gukurahundi and all the other stories, the world will be left speechless at the sheer scale of the looting! The $15 billion is what Mai Mujuru alone looted!