Govt Speaks on AL Jazeera’s “Gold Mafia” Documentary
Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa
HARARE – Government has instituted investigations into the allegations being raised in the Al Jazeera documentary entitled Gold Mafia.
In a statement on Tuesday Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Government takes the allegations seriously.
She said, “Government takes note of the documentary titled ‘Gold Mafia’s currently being serialised by an international broadcasting channel which purports to expose a network of illegal money laundering and gold smuggling in Zimbabwe.”
“Government takes this opportunity to reaffirm it’s commitment to upholding local and international laws, including laws relating to financial transactions, the trade of gold and other precious minerals.”
She said the boastful behaviour and name-dropping by person in the documentary, should never be taken as an enunciation of Government Policy.