Zimbabwe govt responds to explosive Al Jazeera corruption documentary

Zimbabwe said on Tuesday that it is seized with issues of alleged money laundering, acts of fraud and corruption being serialised by Al Jazeera and anyone found guilty will face the full wrath of the law.

Government takes note of a documentary titled “Gold Mafia”, currently being serialised by an international broadcasting channel which purports to expose a network of alleged money laundering and gold smuggling in Zimbabwe.

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

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

Information and Broadcasting Services minister Monica Mutsvangwa addressing journalists at a press briefing in Harare, Zimbabwe.
FILE PHOTO: Information and Broadcasting Services minister Monica Mutsvangwa addressing journalists at a press briefing in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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.

Boastful behaviour and name-dropping by some personalities featured in the documentary, seeking personal gain and glory, should never be taken as an enunciation of Government Policy.

Government remains seized with the matter and the nation will be kept apprised of any new developments.

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