Zim govt ready to sell diamonds
Harare – The cabinet of the Zimbabwe’s coalition government has agreed to immediately embark on selling diamonds from a controversial diamond field in the east of the country, according to a state-controlled daily newspaper.
The decision, reported by the Herald and citing Minister of Mines Obert Mpofu, flies in the face of a continuing ban by the world watchdog on so-called blood diamonds on the sale of Chiadzwa gems because of human rights abuses.
“It was clear from the meeting that the cabinet agrees with the immediate sale of our diamonds,” Mpofu was quoted as saying in the report. “However, we need to come up with a [continue reading]