Gold Mafia: British MP demands Uebert Angel’s assets be frozen
A British Member of Parliament in the House of Lords, which is the British Upper House of Parliament, has requested that Uebert Angel and Rikki Doolan, who is married to his niece Nicola, be investigated for alleged gold smuggling, money laundering, and corruption.
Lord Jonathan Oates has also demanded that Angel and Doolan’s assets be frozen since they are also UK citizens.
This follows the release of Al Jazeera’s latest investigation, Gold Mafia, which exposed gangs allegedly driving gold smuggling and money laundering worth billions of dollars in Southern Africa.
Angel, who is President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s special envoy and ambassador-at-large to Europe and the Americas, offered to Al Jazeera’s undercover reporters that he could use his diplomatic cover to carry large volumes of dirty cash into Zimbabwe as part of a laundering operation also involving gold smuggling.
Doolan repeatedly told Al Jazeera’s undercover reporters who posed as gangsters that he and Angel would be able to arrange a meeting with President Mnangagwa.
Lord Oates raised the issues during a written questions-for-answers session in the House of Peers at the Pace of Westminster in London. The questions read:
Lord Oates to ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they will take, if any, to address the allegations of criminal activity made against British citizens in the Al Jazeera documentary, Gold Mafia.
Lord Oates to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of allegations of corruption and money laundering contained in the Al Jazeera documentary Gold Mafia, and what steps, if any, they will take to freeze assets held in the UK or dependent territories by those who have been (1) alleged to have engaged in, and (2) found guilty of, financial crime.
Lord Oates to ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they will take, if any, to investigate alleged discrepancies in the application that Uebert Angel, Zimbabwe’s Ambassador at Large, made for British citizenship.
Lord Oates to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of allegations against British citizens made in the Al Jazeera documentary, Gold Mafia; and what steps they will take, if any, to investigate the activities of companies whose named directors are alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to commit financial crime.
Lord Oates to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether British citizen Uebert Angel should retain diplomatic status as Zimbabwe’s Ambassador at Large.
In June 2022, Lord Oates criticised the Zimbabwean government for putting the Nyatsime 16 in leg irons, saying it damaged the country’s reputation around the world.
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