Zimbabwe on Tuesday said it will investigate allegations of gold smuggling and money laundering against some people linked to the country’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, which were raised in a documentary produced by Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera.
The ‘Gold Mafia’, a four-part documentary that first aired early this month, alleges that syndicates with close links to government institutions and officials use Zimbabwe’s gold for money laundering.
Undercover Al Jazeera investigative journalists recorded alleged leaders of the syndicates, including President Mnangagwa’s special envoy to 85 countries Ubert Angel, offering to facilitate the dirty deals.
Zimbabwe’s Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told journalists in Harare that the country’s government had already launched an investigation into the allegations.
“Zimbabwean government has taken the allegations raised in this documentary seriously and directed the country’s security authority to investigate the matter,” Mutsvangwa said.
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