The Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy, chaired by the late Member of Parliament for Guruve South,Edward Chindori Chininga, recently table a report of its findings into the diamond mining industry in Zimbabwe with a specific on Marange diamond fields.
The report reveals huge discrepancies in the revenue taxes remitted to treasury and what the treasury received. MP Chindori-Chininga died in a car crash a few days after presenting the report. Over a year ago he survived another crash which left him battling for his life. Prior to that he had been fired by ZANU (PF) as their representative in the constitution making parliamentary committee accused of leaking documents to the MDC.
On the 10th of June 2013, a Facebook activist going by the handle Baba Jukwa warned that Chindori-Chininga’s life was in danger as his colleagues in the party were “planning to sink him”. Baba Jukwa is suspected to be a Zanu (PF) insider belonging to one of the factions in the party.