So much for the Kimberley Process

Discussion in 'Southern Africa' started by Whiskybreath, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. $2 billion 'theft' of Zimbabwe's diamonds - Telegraph

    No surprises there. The former GM at Marange got out when he was unable to prevent the ridiculous corruption - a heartening sign that not everyone's a shit in today's Zimbabwe.

    Unfortunately, it simply reinforces the opinion that the average African prefers loot to business.
     
  2. Yes this was always going to happen. A friend of mine (ex-Zimbo) said a while back that finding all those diamonds in Zim was actually a bad thing, because now the government didn't need a tax base and so wouldn't have to reform to attract business to the country. They could just steal the diamond money. I think he has a point.