Robert Mugabe. Picture: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe’s parliament said on Monday that former President Robert Mugabe was scheduled to answer questions this week related to diamond mining operations during his tenure, but an official said senior ruling party politicians opposed this, Reuters reported. 

Parliament wants the 94-year-old to give evidence over his 2016 declarations that the state had been deprived by mining companies of at least $15 billion in diamond revenue.

- African News Agency (ANA)