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Zimbabwe to investigate ‘Gold Mafia’ allegation

The Government of Zimbabwe says on Tuesday that it will investigate allegations of fraud and corruption raised by a documentary on gold smuggling and money laundering in the country.

According to “Gold Mafia,” a four-part journalistic investigation by Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, syndicates with connections to government officials use Zimbabwe’s gold exports to wash dirty money.

As a result of the documentary, the government has directed that relevant bodies to commence investigations into the issues raised in the report.

Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa made this information known at a media briefing.

“Any person found to have engaged in acts of corruption, fraud or any form of crime, will face the full wrath of the law.” Monica Mutsvangwa stated.

The landlocked southern African country boasts vast gold reserves.

“Gold Mafia” shows gold dealers licensed by Zimbabwean authorities offering undercover reporters posing as foreign criminals to launder money through the sale of Zimbabwe’s gold abroad.