Wednesday 23 May 2018


Former President Robert Mugabe snubbed parliament where he was summoned to appear before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy hearing into the loss of US$15 billion worth of diamonds revenue during his tenure in office.

Mr Mugabe is now expected to appear next week Monday afternoon after parliament wrote him another letter summoning him to appear.

The portfolio committee Chairperson Themba Mliswa confirmed the development.

Scores of journalists from local and international media houses had thronged parliament building to cover the former Zimbabwe strong man and Mr Mugabe was in no show.

Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust Executive Director Mr John Makamure said by failing to attend parliament as summoned, Mr Mugabe was in contempt of parliament and liable to sanction.

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned several former ministers, seating ministers, high ranking security officials and all those who were part of the diamonds mining operations with a view to getting to the bottom of the matter.


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