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HARARE-- Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is to be summoned by a committee of lawmakers in Zimbabwe to testify at a parliamentary inquiry into lost revenue from diamond mining.

The lawmakers plan to question Mugabe over his 2016 claim that the country had lost 15 billion US dollars in revenue from diamonds because of corruption and foreign exploitation, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Mugabe, who was recalled by Parliament in November last year following a military takeover, had previously been accused of siphoning off Zimbabwe's diamond profits.

The committee resolved to call the former president to testify, said Temba Mliswa, an independent lawmaker who chairs the Parliamentary Committee on Mines and Energy.

He was the president and we want to know where he was getting the 15 billion USD figure from.

No date has been set for the hearing and it remains uncertain if the aging former dictator, now 94, will ultimately face a grilling from lawmakers.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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