Lawmakers have called on the Zimbabwean government to take action following the Aljazeera “Gold Mafia” documentary, which allegedly implicates several individuals in illegal activities. The legislators have urged authorities to make arrests, freeze accounts, and seize properties of those caught on camera confessing to crimes.
Senator Morgan Komichi, a former Deputy Minister of Transport, expressed concern over the lack of arrests, stating that the documentary provides enough evidence to initiate a case.
Similarly, Harare North legislator Allan Norman “Rusty” Markham questioned why the government did not launch an investigation immediately after the first episode aired, and why certain ministers have remained silent on the matter.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s Ambassador at Large Uebert Angel, who was prominently featured in the documentary, has denied any wrongdoing and claimed that his involvement was part of a classified intelligence operation.
The RBZ’s Financial Intelligence Unit has reportedly frozen the accounts of Angel and others seen in the documentary.