President Mnangagwa demands Zimbabweans return $591 million stashed abroad

Emmerson Mnangagwa,

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Monday companies and individuals had returned $591 million in funds illegally stashed abroad after a 90-day amnesty to bring back the money expired last week but $827 million was still outstanding.

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Mnangagwa announced a three-month amnesty for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad when he was sworn-in in November after a defacto military coup forced Robert Mugabe to resign.

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