Zimbabwe President says stolen fund still to be returned despite amnesty

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has released the names of hundreds of companies and individuals who failed to return 827million dollars illegally stashed abroad despite an amnesty. After taking office last year Mr Mnangagwa gave individuals and companies 90 days to give up the funds.

He said it had resulted in 591million dollars being returned, less than half the funds believed to be held abroad, and warned that those who fail to comply are at risk of prosecution. Mr Mnangagwa, who promised to crackdown on corruption after being sworn into office last year, said he had been left with no choice but to release the 1,800 names, which include manufacturers, miners, small businesses, state-owned entities and even churches.