Shan­non Ebrahim

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than through for­mal di­a­mond min­ing ar­range­ments.”

The rea­son for­mal di­a­mond min­ing did not see prof­its fil­ter back into so­ci­ety was that the five main di­a­mond min­ing com­pa­nies given li­cences to mine the Marange fields al­legedly si­phoned off the prof­its, to ei­ther the Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence Or­gan­i­sa­tion (CIO), the Zimbabwe De­fence In­dus­tries, for­mer se­cu­rity force chiefs or as­so­ci­ates of Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe.

Mu­gabe has tried to claim that pri­vate com­pa­nies in­volved in min­ing the fields “robbed Zimbabwe”, as his

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