Zimbabwean Govt Admits To Corruption, Smuggling And Money Laundering
The government has admitted that there is rampant corruption, smuggling of minerals, and money laundering in the country.
The Permanent Secretary of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Ndavaningi Mangwana, said the government is committed to dealing with the vices.
He was responding to reports that Al Jazeera is set to expose corrupt Zimbabwean politicians and their associates in a documentary set to be aired this March. Tweeted Mangwana:
Facts:-Is there corruption in Zimbabwe? Yes. -Is there smuggling of minerals and forex out of the country? Yes -Is there money laundering in Zimbabwe? Yes (including by NGOs) -Is the Government fully committed to getting rid of all the above ills? That’s a fact.
According to Zimbabwean award-winning journalist and filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono, filming of the Al Jazeera documentary started two years ago and chronicles plundering and money laundering in the country.
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Chin’ono said the film producers have shown the films to a select group of corruption experts and journalists to give their comments before the documentary is broadcasted.
A snippet of the documentary featuring ZANU PF affiliate and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s appointed ambassador at large, Uebert Angel has gone viral on social media.
According to NewZimbabwe.com, Angel, a preacher of the prosperity gospel, was dragged to court to answer charges of fraud involving a luxury vehicle worth US$300 000 in 2015.
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