South African based, Zimbabwean born business tycoon, Mutumwa Mawere is to appear before the parliamentary portfolio committee on mines.
In a letter dated 5 December 2018, The Clerk of Parliament wrote to Mawere stating that, the committee had considered and resolved to invite the businessman when an inquiry on the operations on of Shabane Mashaba Mines take force.
Mawere lost SMM to government in 2004, through the Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies Act, a law which undermines the constitution as shareholders are divested of their rights and has been spearheading the campaign to have this law repealed.
Commenting on the matter, Mawere said, “This is diplomatic nonsense, they are talking about SMM and not the law in question. They want to make the focus on SMM operations. What is and would be the locus of parliament on this?”