In a shocking turn of events, South African Airways employee Moses Nango has been arrested and thrown behind bars in Zimbabwe after exposing a gold smuggling cartel to Al Jazeera’s Investigations Unit. He is reported to have been charged with “wilfully damaging the sovereignty and national interest of Zimbabwe” under the new Patriot Act.
The motormouth Nango featured prominently in the first episode of Al Jazeera’s explosive documentary “Gold Mafia”, which exposes the shady workings of Zimbabwe’s illegal gold trade.
The South African Airways employee was christened “Snitch of The Decade” on social media after he dropped files on the gold smugglers and their operations.
According to sources close to the investigation, Nango had gathered solid evidence implicating high-profile figures in the smuggling ring, including government officials, business people and even traditional leaders.
However, his efforts to expose the cartel were met with resistance and intimidation, as the individuals in question did everything in their power to silence him.
Despite the risks involved, Nango persisted in his quest for truth, and eventually managed to leak the story to Al Jazeera.
The news channel ran the story on their hard-hitting documentary “Gold Mafia”, which exposed the dark underbelly of the gold trade in Zimbabwe and sent shockwaves worldwide.
On the night of March 31st, Nango was accosted by a group of armed men who whisked him away to an unknown location. His family and colleagues were left in the dark about his whereabouts until news broke that he had been thrown behind bars in Zimbabwe.
Details about the arrest of Moses Nango are still scarce. However, according to sources, Moses Nango has been arrested for “wilfully damaging the sovereignty and national interest of Zimbabwe” under the new Patriotic Act.
According to the sources who spoke anonymously, Nango’s actions have jeopardized Zimbabwe’s national security and threatened the country’s stability.
As the world watches with bated breath, the fate of Moses Nango hangs in the balance. Will he be condemned as a criminal or hailed as a hero? Only time will tell.