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Breaking: Theatre star arrested over ‘$15bn diamond money’ play


VETERAN theatre producer and actor Silvanos Mudzvova was on Wednesday arrested at Parliament Building in the capital for staging a one-man play titled Missing Diamonds, I Need My Share.




The award winning Mudzvova said the 30-minute play was inspired by President Robert Mugabe’s recent statements that about $15 billion raised from diamond sales was missing.

The missing money from diamond revenue has already caused a storm in the National Assembly, with opposition MPs demanding a probe of top government officials believed to have amassed wealth in suspicious circumstances.

Born in 1978 in Gutu, Masvingo, Mudzvova, a graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama in the United Kingdom, has participated in several theatre productions, including Waiting for the Constitution that was written by Stephen Chifunyise.

Pictures by Shepherd Tozvireva/ Story by Winstone Antonio

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