Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa opens 3-month amnesty for return of stolen funds

Emmerson Mnangagwa walks after he was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Emmerson Mnangagwa walks after he was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 24, 2017. REUTERS

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies, he said on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

The amnesty expires at the end of February next year. Those who will fail to comply will be arrested and prosecuted, Mnangagwa said in a statement.

Mnangagwa was sworn in as president last Friday after 93-year-old Mugabe quit under pressure from the military.

He vowed to rebuild Zimbabwe’s ravaged economy and serve all citizens.