Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A comprehensive, collaborative elections resource." 
Email: Password:

  Zimbabwean politician dies in mysterious car accident
Parent(s) Container 
Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jun 21, 2013 09:32pm
Logged 0
AuthorThe Africa Report
News DateSaturday, June 22, 2013 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA top official of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party, who recently released a report detailing corruption in the diamond mining sector, died Wednesday night in a mysterious car crash.

Edward Chindori-Chininga, a former mines minister, chaired the Parliamentary Committee on Mines and Energy when it released a report claiming millions of dollars in taxes paid by companies mining diamonds had vanished.

Police say Chindori-Chininga died on the spot after his car rammed into a tree. However, other passengers in the vehicle escaped with minor injuries.

Last year, Chindori-Chininga survived another crash after his Mercedes Benz collided with a truck killing one person and injuring several others.

Politicians dying in suspicious car accidents during election period are common in Zimbabwe.

Barely a week before his death, the Zanu PF official chaired a heated parliamentary committee meeting that fearlessly exposed massive looting of Chiadzwa diamond revenue.

In his report, Chindori-Chininga said serious discrepancies were discovered between what the diamond firms claimed to have paid in local taxes and what the treasury had received.
ArticleRead Full Article

Date Category Headline Article Contributor