By Peter Bolder|
Obert Mpofu ran the ministry of mines like a tuckshop, keeping scant records of crucial meetings with billion-dollar investors, it emerged in court on Tuesday.
Mpofu said he went alone for his first meeting with Core Mining director Lovemore Kurotwi and his alleged partner Yehuda Litchi in Bulawayo, where the now-dissolved multi-million-dollar Canadile joint venture with ZMDC was discussed.
Mpofu said he had notes of some of the meetings with Kurotwi, who is charged of making false investment declarations which allegedly cost the state $2 billion.
“Most people I met would be simply inquiring and at times officials would take notes. I have some notes but I am not obliged to give them to you,” said Mpofu, addressing Kurotwi’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa.
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