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Mbada Diamonds chief executive resigns

14 april 2014

Mbada Diamonds chief executive, Patience Khumalo, has resigned from the diamond company, which has operations in Marange, Zimbabwe.
She had been at the helm of the company since it commenced mining operations in partnership with the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) in 2010.
“I was the first employee and I was always bound to leave one day. I’m proud of what we’ve achieved in a very short space of time, in particular Mbada Diamonds’ ongoing contribution to the economic security of this country,” she was quoted as saying by the Chronicle newspaper.
Khumalo — the daughter of Mbada Diamonds chairman Robert Mhlanga — said she was taking time out to pursue “personal interests”.
A Mbada Diamonds spokesman said that she had signaled last December that she would not be seeking a renewal of her contract.
Luciano Thomas would be the acting chief executive.
Mbada Diamonds recently said it surpassed the $1 billion mark in revenue collection since it commenced operations.
The government has so far received $424 million in the form of taxes, dividends and advances from the company.

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