Uebert Angel Responds To Al Jazeera Documentary
26 March 2023
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By A Correspondent- The Office of Presidential Envoy and Ambassador at Large (OPEAAL) Uebert Angel has responded to the Al Jazeera documentary, which alleged that he is part of the criminals steering gold smuggling and money laundering worth billions of US dollars in Southern Africa.

 Al Jazeera, on Thursday, released its first instalment of a four-part documentary which name-dropped government dignitaries involved in illicit gold trade and money laundering in Africa. 

As revealed in the documentary’s first episode, the self-styled prophet Angel said he could use his diplomatic status to assist undercover Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit poised as potential investors to smuggle tonnes of gold out of the country.

Uebert Angel Responds To Al Jazeera Documentary Allegations

In a statement released by the Chief Investment Officer at OPEAAL Sobona Mtisi said that he [Angel] played along and exaggerated figures as he suspected something was amiss with the ‘potential investors.”

 “Following the release of the Aljazeera documentary titled The Gold Mafia, there has been a lot of misinformation, speculation, and deliberate efforts to scandalise the Presidential Envoy and Ambassador at Large, H.E Ambassador Uebert Angel. This statement serves to clarify some of the issues raised. These “investors” called the OPEAAL office, were referred to me, and I met with them. I was present at all the meetings, I know what happened and speak in my own capacity…

“Given this strange request, Ambassador Angel suspected something was amiss. He consulted with the Security Experts attached to the OPEAAL, who further advised against arranging a meeting with the President. There was a consensus among the OPEAAL team and security experts that these individuals might not be genuine investors. The challenge was what if the team’s suspicions were wrong, and the country loses billions in investment. On the other hand, what if the team’s suspicions were proved right, what were the implications of meeting these “investors”.

He added that he did not call Rushwaya but a person pretending to be her as a rouse. Angel claims that he also did the same when he called Auxillia Mnangagwa.

The statement reads:

“After these suspicions, the team switched to ‘red’ protocol, with the decision to proceed with extreme caution, be in the middle, and play along, and never to facilitate a meeting between the “investors” and the His Excellency, the President. With this knowledge, and at the insistence of the “investors” Ambassador Angel made several calls to decoys working with our office. It is these decoys who posed as Henrietta Rushwaya, the First Lady, and the First Son.