Articles tagged 'lovemore kurotwi'

Mpofu faces ZACC probe 25 January 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu — who has previously served in the Mines and Mining Development portfolio — could soon be on the radar of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) following Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director Lovemore Kurotwi's letter to the anti-g...
Was Kurotwi being prophetic? 4 December 2017 HARARE – Only a few weeks ago, I reviewed Lovemore Kurotwi's latest book — Whither Zimbabwe? The Industrialisation of Politics in Zimbabwe — and in that piece noted how the author draws from the experiences of the white settler government, which was jolted to the bone by African nationalism. K...
More woes for Marange 29 July 2016 HARARE - The Supreme Court has ordered Marange Resources (Marange) to pay back legal costs to businessman Lovemore Kurwoti's Core Mining after losing an appeal it filed more than two years ago. Marange appealed to the Supreme Court after the High Court stopped arbitration proceedings that were...
Kurotwi wants diamonds for training purposes 21 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Diamond Education College (ZDEC) chairperson Lovemore Kurotwi has approached the Mines ministry seeking to be given 15 000 carats of diamonds monthly to help the institution in training its students. In a July 14, letter addressed to the ministry, Kurotwi said government shou...
Kurotwi demands mining equipment 15 June 2016 HARARE - Core Mining and Minerals director Lovemore Kurotwi has dragged Marange Resources before an arbitrator in a bid to recover his mining equipment being used in the Chiadzwa mining fields. The equipment worth millions of dollars was grabbed by the government-owned mining firm after a botc...
'Graft eroded Zim's turnaround chance' 15 May 2016 HARARE - The scourge of corruption has destroyed whatever potential the country's diamonds had in turning around the country's economy, Zimbabwean entrepreneur and writer Lovemore Kurotwi has said. Speaking during the launch of his book — The Rise and Fall of Chiadzwa: My Personal Experience —...
Kurotwi acquitted in $2bn fraud case 5 May 2016 HARARE - The High Court yesterday acquitted Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director Lovemore Kurotwi, who was accused of prejudicing government of $2 billion, following a five-year trial. Kurotwi, through his lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, had applied for discharge at the close of the Sta...
Kurotwi seeks acquittal 7 November 2014 HARARE - Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director Lovemore Kurotwi who is accused of defrauding government of $2 billion has told the court of his intention to apply for discharge, after the State closed its case yesterday. Kurotwi, who is represented by Beatrice Mtetwa, is jointly ...
Mpofu reveals wealth 7 October 2014 HARARE - Transport minister Obert Mpofu was yesterday forced by top Harare lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa to reveal his assets and wealth in court in the on-going trial of Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director, Lovemore Kurotwi. Mpofu dismissed the widely held assertion that he made mone...
'Zim losing $17bn in diamond revenue' 15 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe is losing about $17 billion in revenue annually by selling raw diamonds to external markets, chairman of the Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre (ZDTC),  Lovemore Kurotwi, has said. Kurotwi told a delegation of international diamond experts touring the ZDTC yesterday that coun...
Judge warns minister 5 August 2014 HARARE - High Court Judge Chinembiri Bhunu yesterday warned Transport minister Obert Mpofu against being “sarcastic”, and warned him to take court proceedings seriously. Justice Bhunu said this during Mpofu's cross-examination in the on-going trial of Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited...
'Mpofu lied to Mugabe' 31 July 2014 HARARE -  Lovemore Kurotwi's lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa yesterday accused Transport minister Obert Mpofu of misrepresenting facts to President Robert Mugabe about a joint venture diamond mining deal that led to the arrest of her client. Kurotwi, who is Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited di...
Lawyer grills Minister Mpofu 30 July 2014 HARARE - Top Harare lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa yesterday roasted former Mines minister Obert Mpofu and accused him of breaching the law by dissolving the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) and illegally running the parastatal. Mtetwa said this while cross examining Mpofu, who is now th...
Minister Mpofu refutes $10m bribery claim 29 July 2014 HARARE - Obert Mpofu, the Transport minister, has denied claims that he demanded a $10 million bribe to facilitate a joint venture agreement between the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) and Lovemore Kurotwi's Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited. The former Mines minister y...
Mpofu fails to testify 24 July 2014 HARARE - Former Mines minister Obert Mpofu failed to testify in Lovemore Kurotwi’s $2 billion fraud case yesterday, after the court said the State should first table its findings from an inspection-in-loco conducted in South Africa. Kurotwi, the Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited direc...
Minister to testify in $2bn fraud case 23 July 2014 HARARE - Former Mines minister Obert Mpofu is today expected to testify in the ongoing trial of Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director Lovemore Kurotwi, accused of defrauding the government of $2 billion. The matter was postponed two weeks ago to allow chief law officer Chris Muta...
Kurotwi saga: Witnesses fail to locate rendezvous 14 May 2014 KIMBERLEY - Four witnesses in the trial of Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited (Core Mining) director Lovemore Kurotwi, accused of defrauding the government of $2 billion, have failed to identify the place that they visited for an inspection-in-loco here. Kurotwi was arrested together w...
Let's utilise the diamond centre 10 April 2014 HARARE - There are a number of instances when government has missed opportunities to put this country on a lofty pedestal because of lethargy and dithering thereby giving momentum to outsiders to capitalise on these missed chances. Without enumerating the array of lost opportunities over time,...
Kurotwi's SA inspection in-loco date set 9 April 2014 HARARE - The State has made an undertaking to avail funds by end of this month for court officials to travel to South Africa for an inspection-in-loco in a fraud case involving Core Mining director, Lovemore Kurotwi. Kurotwi is facing $2 billion fraud charges. He is jointly charged with ex- Zi...
Govt keeps Kurotwi guessing 8 April 2014 HARARE - Government is keeping Lovemore Kurotwi guessing on whether it will partner him in his Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre (ZDTC) which is scheduled to be opened in June. Kurotwi told journalists yesterday that Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa has not responded to his invitation for the ...
State prejudicing Kurotwi - Mtetwa 16 February 2014 HARARE - Beatrice Mtetwa, who is Core Mining director Lovemore Kurotwi's lawyer, says the State is prejudicing and frustrating her client by delaying an inspection-in-loco in South Africa. The matter failed to proceed yesterday, following claims that South African authorities had not yet respo...
Core Mining dispute — Supreme Court reserves ruling 12 February 2014 HARARE - Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Ltd has said government cannot continue to benefit from investments in the Marange diamond project after failing to recognise a joint venture agreement of the now defunct Canadile Miners. This comes after the High Court stopped arbitration proceeding...
'Assist in setting up diamond cutting centre' 11 February 2014 HARARE - Lovemore Kurotwi, chairperson of Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre (ZDTC), has appealed for government support to help in the establishment of a diamond polishing and cutting centre. Kurotwi told a parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy of the work being done at the ZD...
Kurotwi trial subcontracted to SA: Mtetwa 16 January 2014 HARARE - Harare lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has questioned the State’s move to subcontract Core Mining director Lovemore Kurotwi’s trial to South Africans, after giving them leeway to conduct an inspection-in-loco in the neighbouring country. Kurotwi is facing $2 billion fraud charges. He is joi...
Diamond players demand more say 12 December 2013 HARARE - Diamond players say the country has the potential to earn over $6,5 billion in revenue if all the gems are beneficiated. Lovemore Kurotwi, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre yesterday said exporting the diamonds in their raw form does not benefit the country. ...