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De Beers speaks on Zim invitation to explore for diamonds again

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Zim attracts foreign investors to open a cutting and polishing centre in the country

29 december 2018
Hangana Private Limited, a diamond company based in Botswana, has signed a MoU with local diamond companies in Zimbabwe to establish a new cutting and polishing facility, says harare24.com. 
Hangana regards such business as a long-term investment. The web-portal quoted Lewis Maunze,  the company's spokesperson in Zimbabwe as saying that Hangana intended to launch the new center in a long-term perspective.
‘‘…The advantage is that our partners are from Botswana, a country that is doing exceptionally well in the diamond industry. In that regard, if the diamond cutting and polishing centre is set up, we are guaranteed enough expertise, skills and experience in the diamond industry,’’ he said.
According to harare24.com, the company's CEO Lekitlanye Ovuya said Hangana was interested in financing the project in Zimbabwe. 
‘‘…When we came here for our first meeting recently, we found out that there is an opportunity for polishing and that's why we want to go into that because so far Zimbabwe has got the diamonds but they don't have a polishing plant,’’ he added.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg