Police, soldiers resist transfer from Chiadzwa

chiadzwa_diamond_fields.jpgChiadzwa diamond fields Mutare.Security forces deployed at the Chiadzwa diamond fields are illegally mine the diamonds for sale on the black market and are resisting attempts to transfer from the fields, according Mines Minister Obert Mpofu. <

Speaking a passout parade for a small group of police recruits last
Thursday at Ntabazinduna police training centre, said soldiers,
police and CIO agents were resisting transfer from the Chiadzwa diamond
fields in Manicaland province.

Most security forces members deployed at Chiadzwa are now
refusing to be transferred from the diamond fields some have
even threatened to take my ministry to court. The reason
why they don't want to leave the place is because there
are involved in corrupt activities. There are looting
diamonds which there are selling to foreigners from South Africa
and Nigeria, said Mpofu.

Mpofu called the Police Commissioner General Augustine Chirurgic
who was present at the function to send a team of senior officers
to investigate the issue as a matter of urgency.

In his speech, Chihuri said he was disappointed by the
number of police recruits who were running away from the
six-month police-training course before its completion.

Zimbabwe is said to have billions of dollars worth of diamonds to
illegal dealers and miners who flocked Chiadzwa immediately after
precious stone was discovered there.

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