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  • SOUTH AFRICA FILES OPENED: “Mnangagwa” Bomb Named Woman, 3 Men Cited

    September 11, 2017 10:31 PM 2

    As accurately profiled by ZimEye contributors yesterday, the Zim woman killed in a bomb attack millions of Zimbabweans have for decades whispered about since the late 80s as they claimed is one, Tsitsi Vera, (allegedly linked to VP Emmerson Mnangagwa) is not at all the latter. She is Tsitsi (maiden-Marechera) Chiliza. An investigative news article by the highly

  • Zimbabwe ruling elite linked to 'disappearing diamonds'

    September 11, 2017 5:04 PM 8

    Top security and political leaders secretly profiting from Zimbabwe's diamond reserves, anti-corruption group alleges. An anti-corruption group says it has evidence linking Zimbabwe's ruling elite to "a decade of disappearing diamond wealth". In a report published on Monday, London-based Global Witness accused Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organisation

  • Campaign group claims Zimbabwe diamonds funding government repression

    September 11, 2017 1:30 PM 11

    Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's ruling elite has diverted the country's vast diamond riches to help fund repression by dodging sanctions and raising money for security forces, an anti-corruption campaign group alleged Monday. In a report, Global Witness accused top security and political leaders of secretly profiting from the trade in the country's diamond

  • Phiri No Money Launderer

    September 11, 2017 10:45 AM 3

    Handing down judgment on Thursday in the long running case against Phiri by the DCEC, who froze his various accounts at Stanbic with P25 million worth of foreign currency last year suspecting money laundering, High Court judge justice Michael Leburu said there was nothing suspicious at all about the frozen accounts, saying evidence from Forex World Pty Ltd, in South

  • High Court gives Phiri all his frozen money

    September 11, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    The graft agency froze the accounts while investigating the source of Phiri’s funds, then P25 million in foreign currencies, in various accounts at Stanbic Bank. Delivering judgment, Justice Michael Leburu also ordered that the respondents bear the costs of the application. Justice Leburu lambasted the prosecution saying when the case first started the initial

  • SADC urges pan-African parliament debate

    September 11, 2017 12:38 AM 2

    Africa's parliaments are to be asked to debate the idea of a pan-African parliament - including the sensitive issue of whether they should surrender some of their sovereignty to it. At the same time, the Southern African Development Community parliamentary forum is to press for a greater role within SADC, instead of leaving the running entirely to presidents

  • Botswana denies plan for Bushmen

    September 10, 2017 11:54 PM 17

    Johannesburg - Botswana denied Sunday plans to remove hundreds of Bushmen from their land to make way for a wildlife park. Earlier this week, the indigenous rights group Survival International claimed that authorities were going to evict the community who have been based in the southern settlement of Ranyane for generations. But Botswana government spokesman

  • Illicit diamond fortune props up Mugabe’s regime

    September 10, 2017 11:32 PM 2

    Just over a decade ago, Zimbabwe discovered one of the world’s richest diamond deposits in an area known now as the Marange diamond fields. This find was supposed to transform the country’s economic prospects and, ultimately, the lives of its people. Instead, as a new report from Global Witness confirms, most of Zimbabwe’s vast oil wealth has been looted

  • Diamonds Fund Zimbabwe Political Oppression, Global Witness Says

    September 10, 2017 11:28 PM 1

    Zimbabwe’s government is using money earned from diamond exports to fund its Central Intelligence Organisation, blamed for a raft of human-rights abuses as it’s helped to keep President Robert Mugabe in power since 1980, Global Witness said. Diamonds dug from the Marange fields in eastern Zimbabwe are channeled through Dubai, India, Holland and South

  • Khato’s Simbi wins the moral game as Botswana court frees his frozen bank accounts

    September 10, 2017 2:39 PM 11

    Malawian tycoon Simbi Phiri of Khato Civils registered a convincing moral victory in Botswana High Court on September 7, 2017, as he was exonerated from any bad image of suspected money laundering that he was given by some sections of Botswana media with the help of that country’s so-called crime busting agency, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic