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Robert Mhlanga

Chairman

Mbada Diamonds Limited

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Mbada Diamonds Limited

Zimbabwe

Company Description

Mbada Diamonds (Private) Limited is a diamond mining company duly registered in terms of the laws of Zimbabwe, headquartered in Harare with a staff compliment of approximately 1,500 personnel. Since its registration in August 2009, Mbada Diamonds has underta...more

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changezimbabwe.com - Exposed: The Rape of Chiadzwa

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Mbada Diamonds Board of Directors, Chairman Robert Mhlanga - Robert Mugabe's former personal helicopter pilot, Sithengisiso Mpofu, Obert Mpofu's sister in law, Dingiswayo Ndlovu - Obert Mpofu's personal assistant.
Chairman Robert Mhlanga - Robert Mugabe's former personal helicopter pilot.


Mbada Diamonds Chief splashes R185m on SA property | Africa in the news

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Buying spree: Robert Mhlanga is snapping up prime properties in South Africa.
Shadowy multimillionaire Robert Mhlanga is chairperson of Mbada Diamonds, one of the biggest mining companies operating in the controversial Marange diamond fields in southeastern Zimbabwe. Mbada recently said that it had turned over $600-million from diamonds in two years. Mhlanga's property dealings have raised eyebrows, not least because he appears content to pay up to six times the going rate for the properties he buys. Speculation is rife in Zimbabwe that Mhlanga represents the Mugabe family's interests in Marange and has been buying properties on their behalf, although his role as a proxy for the Mugabes could not be proved by the Mail & Guardian. "What is the link between Robert Mhlanga and Robert Mugabe except that they share the same [first] name? News broke in the South African media in May that Mhlanga had purchased a R200-million mansion on a hillside overlooking the prestigious Zimbali golf estate in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, last year. One report claimed that the mansion had "two man-made lakes, bulletproof windows, a helipad and an underground bunker beneath a security building". However, an M&G investigation has confirmed that Mhlanga actually paid R100-million for the property in September 2011. He had bought an adjoining property for R1.2-million in 2002. In addition to the Ballito bolt hole, the M&G used property deed searches to trace another four properties bought by Mhlanga in the past 18 months. On one day in January 2011 alone, Mhlanga bought three properties for a combined R60-million, including a penthouse suite in Umhlanga Rocks and a pair of mansions almost opposite one another in Hyde Park, Sandton. He followed up these purchases in August 2011 by buying a sprawling property - again on the Umhlanga beachfront - for R25-million. Mhlanga is traceable as the sole director of these companies and, through the company names, to records of property sales at deeds offices. The deed searches and deed of transfer documents obtained by the M&G show that Mhlanga paid up to six times more for each property than when it changed hands between previous owners. Both owners of the properties whose prices increased sixfold explained that they had made improvements to the properties. But whereas one owner "demolished and rebuilt", the other said he had done an "upgrade". The property had been on the market for more than a year when Mhlanga came with an offer. A real estate analyst said if Mhlanga was buying property at well above the going rate, he was not expecting to make a return on his investment. Mhlanga prefers to keep a low profile, however, and calls himself Dr Mhlanga. Robert Mhlanga's involvement began in August 2009 when Grandwell Holdings, a Mauritius-registered company in which he is the sole director, signed a 50-50 joint venture agreement with Marange Resources to form Mbada Diamonds. Grandwell is a subsidiary of Reclamation Group, a South African scrap metal company, and Marange Resources is owned by the state-controlled Zimbabwe Mineral Development Company. In May this year, Mhlanga told the Zimbabwean Parliament that Mbada Diamonds had a turnover of just less than $600-million over the past two years. It had paid half of this in dividends and taxes to Zimbabwe's treasury, 26% towards working capital and 24% (about R612-million) to private shareholders. Global Witness believes that Mhlanga is linked to Transfrontier, although its beneficiary owners are not known. Mhlanga is the sole director of Liparm Corporation, a company operating from Sandton (see "Mugabe's man shells out R185m for prime property").


July « 2010 « Messages From Zimbabwe

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The official said eyebrows were raised after the First Lady was constantly meeting Robert Mhlanga, Mbada Diamonds' chairperson.
Mhlanga, a retired Zimbabwe Airforce Vice Marshall, is a close confidante to the First Family dating to the days of the Congo war when he was still in active service and as President Mugabe's personal helicopter pilot.


www.a-id.org

"We never made any pledge to the trust but contributed to the trust out of our own understanding about the need to empower the community," Mbada Diamonds chairman, Robert Mhlanga, told the parliamentary committee in 2014.


www.tnjtv.com

Dr. Robert Mhlanga, Chairman of Mbada Diamonds (Pvt) Ltd., joins the DDE Board of Directors
The Dubai Diamond Exchange, has further expanded its Board of Directors with the appointment of Dr. Robert Mhlanga, Chairman of Mbada Diamonds.


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