Webinar | Fronts, Fakes, and Façades
Daily Maverick – Maverick Citizen |
On Wednesday, 12 July, at 6pm, Daily Maverick is hosting an online discussion about Open Secrets and The Sentry’s latest investigative report “Fronts, Fakes and Façades: How South African and Mauritian enablers helped move millions from Zimbabwe to Britain”.
How does a politically connected Zimbabwean oil tycoon move millions in dodgy transactions from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to the City of London?
He uses a global network of enablers – South African company directors and lawyers, a Mauritian management company agent, a Cayman Islands investment fund, banks in numerous jurisdictions, and the company administrators in the United Kingdom.
Host: Daily Maverick Investigative journalist, Pauli van Wyk.
Panellists: Prize-winning journalist, Nick Donovan, Head of Investigations at Open Secrets, Michael Marchant & Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development, Janet Zhou.
Fronts, Fakes, and Façades is the result of a collaborative investigation by The Sentry and Open Secrets that looks at how a wealthy Zimbabwean oil tycoon used dubious funds to buy two mines from a British company. To do so, he relied on front companies, false invoices, and offshore financial façades. The report relies on almost 2,000 emails and documents, including financial records and correspondence, provided by a whistle-blower.
Register now and don’t miss out on the launch of this seminal report.