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Govt Will Not Fold Its Hands Over The Allegations Raised In The Gold Mafia Documentary.

President Mnangagwa is joined by by newly-appointed Presidential Envoy and Ambassador-At-Large to the Americas and Europe Prophet Uebert Angel and wife Beverly for a photo session at State House in Harare yesterday. Also present in the picture are Blessing Manyara (standing, left), Jordan Banks and musician Mudiwa Mutandwa (right). - Picture: Believe Nyakudjara
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President Mnangagwa is joined by by newly-appointed Presidential Envoy and Ambassador-At-Large to the Americas and Europe Prophet Uebert Angel and wife Beverly for a photo session at State House in Harare yesterday. Also present in the picture are Blessing Manyara (standing, left), Jordan Banks and musician Mudiwa Mutandwa (right). – Picture: Believe Nyakudjara

By Joanah Dima

The Government has raised concern over the recently released documentary titled The Gold Mafia by Aljazeera which purports to expose a network of alleged money laundering and gold smuggling in Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

This was said during a press conference held in Harare Tuesday afternoon by Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa.

 

 

 

 

Briefing Mutsvangwa said that the government will not fold its hands over the allegations raised in the documentary.

 

 

 

 

 

“Government takes the allegations raised in the documentary seriously, and has directed relevant organs to institute investigations into the issues raised therein,” she said.

 

 

 

 

 

Mutsvangwa added that the government is going to punish anyone who is attached to the documentary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Any person found to have engaged in acts of corruption, fraud or any form of crime, will face the full of the wrath of the law,” she added.

 

 

 

 

Mutsvangwa went on to say that the government is going to tighten the local and international laws regarding the trade of gold and precious minerals.

 

 

 

“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 said.

 

 

 

 

 

She went on to advise citizens that if there is any news pertaining to he documentary the crowd will be advised.

 

 

 

 

“Government remains seized with the matter and the nation will be kept apprised of any new developments,” she said.

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi