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President Robert Mugabe revelation that an estimated total of US$15 billion worth of diamonds was looted from Chiadzwa over the years by diamond mining companies, has somehow shaken the fired Zimbabwe vice president, now Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader Joice Mujuru to seek the Chinese President Xi Jinping intervention , by investigating the Chinese investor, Anjin’s diamond activities in Chiadzwa.
It appears that Anjin is reportedly jointly owned by the brutal Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Chinese Army. Her late husband , the late, Rtd ZNA General Solomon Mujuru, was heavily involved in the militarisation of Chiadzwa diamond operations.
A greatly feared man across the military, the corrupt Rtd ZNA General Solomon Mujuru, shaped and protected Mugabe’s Zanu PF joint diamond looting operations with foreign investors.
It now comes as a surprise to the nation, that the fired vice president Joice Mujuru, also the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) opposition party Leader is calling for a full investigation into Anjin alleged diamond looting operations, by heavily relying on the fact that the Chinese Communist Party’s Graft-Busting Wing, ‘Central Commission For Discipline Inspection’ has ‘zero tolerance on corruption’.
While Joice Mujuru was Zimbabwe’s vice president, she was well aware of the diamond looting by Mugabe and her her ex husband who left a, yet to be distributed estate worth US$9 Billion of money ‘ , properties, farmland, houses, diamond and other mines, local and foreign business investment ventures all accumulated over 30 years of Mugabe and his Zanu PF’s monopoly on wealth and power where they comfortably looted with impunity.
Marange diamond fields are known to have been the world’s largest and richest diamond fields found in the last 100 years but as at February 2014 , 7 diamond operations companies all jointly owned by Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime’s Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) were operating in Chiadzwa
The seven affiliates to Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime’s Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) are Anjin Investments Ltd, Jinan Mining Ltd, Gyn Nyame Resources,Mbada Diamonds, Marange Resources, Diamond Mining Company and Kusena Diamonds.
The then Vice President Joice Mujuru would have been fully aware of all their entitlements and operations throughout her tenure. She would have been aware that for this group to operate after the full militarisation of the diamond fields, Mugabe’s brutal Zanu PF and security forces closely associated with her ex husband Solomon Mujuru came into full play.
Originally there were at least 30 000 diamond prospectors who had descended upon the fields, but were unceremoniously evicted from their mining activities by the army using two helicopter gunships in 2008 to shoot and kill at least 140 prospectors in broad day light, with soldiers and police following up on foot with dogs and shooting more people on the ground.
This was Mugabe’s major quest in driving out illegal diamond miners and militarising the diamond mining operations. Army, Airforce, CIO Police and Zanu PF stalwarts like the powerful late general Solomon Mujuru, along with the Justice Minister, now Vice president Emmerson Mujuru would have known about the operation in advance, given it their blessing and as we all know, no one has ever been arrested or charged in connection with the brutal murders of innocent victims. By that token Joice Mujuru was fully aware before she took up office.
She is well aware that in the bush, in middle of nowhere, at Marange diamond fields, the largest airport in Zimbabwe was constructed to facilitate the import of weapons that Mugabe’s regime uses against the democratic people and at the same time take out diamonds and minerals without accountability to the state.
The 2008-2013 Government Of National Unity (GNU) Minister of Finance, the then Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) official Tendai Biti, now the People’s Democratic President (PDP) raised a red flag about the operations of business at Marange / Chiadzwa diamond fields.
He warned the nation that there was a lot of diamond looting happening right under the government’s nose. Tendai Biti indicated that, as the Minister Of Finance, he was not allowed access to Chiadzwa diamond fields and had no clue as to how much was being mined and taken out through corruption, indicating that the revenue generated by the diamond mining was supposed to be remitted to state coffers yet this was not happening. He warned that Zimbabwe was losing billions worth of diamond revenue in clandestine business activities at the fields.
Mugabe and his Zanu PF denied this of course and diverted the gullible Zimbabwe people’s attention to falsely claiming that Zimbabweans were suffering due to Western enforced sanctions,…really?
It is folly for Zimbabweans to now believe that someone who has interests in an estimated US$9 Billion to which she is partly entitled, having fallen off the gravy train, would, today turn around and genuinely lead Zimbabweans in investigating diamond looting in Chiadzwa, and fighting her benefactor Mugabe who created her and elevated her to the post of Vice president, obviously with some prodding by her ex husband the corrupt general who needed her in place to protect his corruptly amassed, vast empire of wealth.
An equally corrupt Joice Mujuru, all along supported the despot Mugabe’s oppressive monopoly of wealth and power, people of Zimbabwe’s suffering, chose to be silent and join the looting but she has now realised after falling off the looting gravy train that, ‘it can get cold and lonely outside the looting train of Mugabe and his Zanu PF corruption. Why was she silent all along when she was riding high on the looting gravy train? Would she be speaking out at all if she hadn’t fallen off the ‘looting gravy train’? Wake up Zimbabwe! Mugabe and all his Zanu PF must go!
photo-Zimbabwe’s dismissed vice president Joice Mujuru and the her late ex husband the corrupt Gen Solomon Mujuru who left behind an estate whose estimated value is said to be worth US$9 Billion