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Mugabe to be summoned over diamond mining probe

Story from: TownPress

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is to be summoned by a committee of lawmakers in Zimbabwe to testify at a parliament probe into lost revenue from diamond mining.

The lawmakers plan to question Mugabe over his 2016 claim that the country had lost $15 billion in income from diamonds due to corruption and foreign exploitation, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Wednesday.

Mugabe, who was kicked out of power last year in a military takeover, has previously been accused of siphoning off Zimbabwe’s diamond profits.

“The committee resolved to call the former president to testify,� Temba Mliswa, an independent lawmaker who chairs parliament’s committee on mines and energy said.

“He was the president and we want to know where he was getting the $15 billion figure from.�

No date has been set for the hearing and it remains uncertain if the aging former dictator, now 94 will ultimately face a grilling from lawmakers.

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