Committee considering legal action against Moyo


The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy is considering taking legal action against Tsholotsho north member of parliament, Jonathan Moyo is being accused of snooping into the Marange diamonds investigations.

Sources from the portfolio committee said the committee was simply performing its oversight functions on how mineral resources were being mined in this country, yet there were some honourable members like Moyo, who were trying to disturb the investigations.

The committee chaired by Guruve south legislator, Edward Chindori Chininga had opened a can of worms as it had exposed irregularities on how two companies mining in Chiadzwa, Mbada Holdings and Grandwell (Pvt) Ltd, were awarded rights to mine diamonds in Marange.

The sources also said Moyo had showed a lot of interest in the investigations, resulting in a comment which appeared in The Herald newspaper of 18 February, where Moyo said the investigations were beyond the committee’s jurisdiction.

The committee has meanwhile, failed to gather oral evidence on Monday because just a few Mbada Holdings board members turned up.

The Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has so far proved that parliamentary committees could effectively execute their role as watchdogs of government assets, institutions and parastatals.