- January 9, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) has warned diamond customers and the business community of bogus individuals and firms who misrepresent themselves as agents of the organisation. The MMCZ does not have any agents in the diamond subsector one bogus agency companies the MMCZ singled out is Kaluba Diamonds.
Through a statement released by the company, MMCZ has advised all stakeholders in the diamond subsector that it is the sole trader of diamonds and all other minerals in Zimbabwe except gold and silver and that it has not approved, certified or accredited diamond agents anywhere.
The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe has warned all stakeholders in the diamond subsector of unscrupulous criminal elements that misrepresent themselves as agents of the marketing firm.
These individuals and firms are also committing an act of treason by misrepresenting the country through claiming to be Zimbabwe diamond trade middlemen.
MMCZ has also distanced itself from Kaluba Diamonds a bogus diamond trade firm that is using its Logo fraudulently.
MMCZ has also advised all stakeholders that all those who wish to process diamonds sales should do so through MMCZ siting that the process is very transparent where people don’t need to be connected to anyone.
“Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) wishes to advise the diamond customers, the business community and all stakeholders, that it is the sole marketer of all minerals including diamonds produced in Zimbabwe except gold and silver.
“As such, MMCZ does not have an approved, certified nor accredited diamond agents.
“It has regrettably come to the attention of MMCZ that there are unscrupulous criminal elements masquerading as MMCZ agents that are misrepresenting the country by acting as Zimbabwean diamond trade middlemen.
“In particular, MMCZ wishes to distance itself from the dealings of Kaluba Diamonds, a company that is fraudulently using MMCZ’s logo in its documents.
“The process of diamond sales is a transparent one where business people do not need to be connected to any official or use any other agent.
“Therefore, MMCZ wishes to advise its valued customers and stakeholders that anybody willing to do diamond business with the Corporation should not go through anybody else regardless of their societal position.
“The registration of prospective customers should be done through MMCZ only and is free of any charge” reads the statement in part.