GOVERNMENT has thrown Ambassador at large Uebert Angel under the bus describing him as boastful and name-dropping to seek personal gain and glory, in response to AlJazeera’s Gold Mafia documentary.
AlJazeera, an international news network released two episodes of a four part documentary which exposes gold smuggling and money laundering by top government officials using the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
Addressing a press conference Tuesday, information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said…
“Government takes this opportunity to reaffirm 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 enunciation of government policy.
“Govermment remains seized with the matter and the nation will be kept apprised of any new developments,” Mutsvangwa said.
Mutsvangwa also said the government was concerned about the allegations and had ordered relevant organs to investigate.
“Government takes note of a documentary titles “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 allegation 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,” she added.