Undervalued Gemstones: Tanzania Launches New Investigation

The government has ordered a new investigation into the Petra Diamonds saga that first surfaced on August 31 when gemstones - which were said to be undervalued - were impounded at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.

Photo: Daily News

Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Philip Mpango, centre, gets clarification on diamonds impounded at the Julius Nyerere International Airport on August 31. Looking on are: Prof Abdulkarim Mruma, 2nd right, Tanzania Revenue Authority Commissioner General Mr Charles Kichere, partly obscured - 3rd right, Deputy Director General of the Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Bureau Brigadier General John Mbungo, 4th right, and the Director of Public Prosecutions Biswalo Mganga (immediate right to the Minister).

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