Zimbabweâ€™s diamond industry has come under discussion at the ongoing Kimberly Process Meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in this Wednesday morning session where KP Chairman, Mr Mathieu Yamba directed that Marange resources and Mbada diamonds should operate freely without interference from western nations.
Contacted for comment on the outcome of the meeting, Mines and Mining Development Minister, Cde Obert Mpofu said the meeting went on well despite the presence of retrogressive forces with a view to derail the exportation of the countryâ€™s diamonds.
Cde Mpofu added that whichever way the outcome goes, Zimbabwe will continue to export its diamonds as it has fully complied with the KP minimum requirements.
According to Cde Mpofu, Africa Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), Brazil, Russia and India, among others have been supporting the exportation of the countryâ€™s diamonds during the meeting while the United States and its allies are against the move.
South Africa has also raised concern over western nationsâ€™ behaviour regarding Zimbabweâ€™s diamonds.