Former Higher, Tertiary science and technology minister Jonathan Moyo has applauded the move by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for cleaning up and resuscitating the economy. Mnangagwa issued a three-month moratorium for those who externalised funds and assets to bring them back into the country or face prosecution.
Moyo applauded the move indicating that it is a good start, he, however, encouraged President Mnangagwa and General Constantine Chiwenga to return the missing $15 billion from China.
Moyo said, “Good start indeed. So let him & Chiwenga lead by example by returning the $15 billion from China!
Former President Robert Mugabe revealed in 2016 that diamonds worth more than $15 billion were been looted in the eastern mining area of Marange. Speaking in a belated 92nd birthday interview on state-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Mugabe said the state treasury received less than $2 billion.
Mines and Mining Development minister Walter Chidhakwa had previously stated that the amount which reached the public purse was $600 million. “We have not received much from the diamond industry at all. I don’t think we have exceeded $2 billion, yet we think more than $15 billion has been earned,” Mugabe said then.