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Ex-President Mugabe snubs parliament

By Staff Reporter

FORMER President Robert Mugabe failed to appear before parliament’s Mines and Energy committee on Wednesday with no explanation given for the snub.

Mugabe, who was ousted as the country’s leader in November last year, was set to explain what he knew about the US$15 billion worth of diamonds he once claimed was siphoned off Chiadzwa by criminal groups.

The former leader was no-where to be found by the time he was expected by the Temba Mliswa chaired committee at 9am.

Mliswa and his committee have resolved to ask the former president to appear again.

If he comes to parliament, it would be the first time the defiant former leader will submit himself to grilling by parliament.

During his tenure, Mugabe resisted calls to come to parliament to respond to questions by MPs.

Gary Murambiwa
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