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Zim elbows out initial organisers of international diamond forum

04 september 2012

Zimbabwe has elbowed out the initial organisers of the country’s first ever international diamond conference.
Mines Minister Obert Mpofu would now host the international diamond forum between November 12 and 13 in the resort town of Victoria Falls.
Country Factor, which was the brains behind the aborted July international diamond conference, confirmed that it was not part of the November forum.
“We are not organising the November conference, it is actually news to me,” Company principal Troy Reuben told Rough&Polished in a telephone interview from his base in London.
He said the event that was scheduled for July was called off by the Ministry of Mines without any reason.
“We were just told that the event has been cancelled,” he lamented. “However, we respected the decision of the Zimbabwean government.”
Reuben said they had expended a lot of energy and time convincing international delegates and speakers to attend and address the event respectively, only to be left in the cold.
“It was such a disappointment,” he said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished