- November 6, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Investor Ali Mohammed is committed to continuing investing in Zimbabwe despite his name being tainted over a gold smuggling scandal.
Speaking to Mining Zimbabwe, Ali’s associate who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that Ali Mohammed has high hopes for Zimbabwe and will play his part to help the country financially.
“Mohamed Ali believes in Zimbabwe making it to the top henceforth he will not stop investing in it even after the gold scandal is gone,” says the source.
Furthermore, the source added that Ali plans to invest a total amount of 50 million dollars in the Mining sector and he will supply vehicles to the Mining industry as well.
“If all goes as planned, he will give vehicles to the Mining sector because he is passionate to play his part in seeing Zimbabwe prosper.”
Meanwhile, Ali’s company has not stopped operating, however, the business has been affected.
“Business is still operating but has been affected for this matter is in the public domain”.
Ali’s business associates hope that all works out well and have no doubt he will be exonerated.
The source further added that they were disappointed in how Ali was treated pertaining to the scandal at hand considering the fact that he is an investor in the country.
“Ali was disappointed in the treatment he received because of the issue at hand.”
Ali was arrested after he was fingered as the owner of 6kg of gold that was found in possession of Henrietta Rushwaya at the Robert Mugabe International airport. Rushwaya is alleged to have told the arresting officers that the gold was owned by Ali and was destined for Dubai something Ali has denied. Ali has been kept in custody since the evening of the 29th of October 2020 and is frequently appearing in court. Ali has been denied bail and is expected in court again this morning.