Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will not appear before a parliament committee this week to answer questions on multi-billion-dollar corruption in the diamond industry after the hearing was postponed, a lawmaker said on Monday.
The 94-year-old Mugabe had been summoned to appear before the mines and energy committee on Wednesday.
But the Member of Parliament who is leading the inquiry said the hearing had been postponed to a date yet to be decided by the clerk of parliament.
The lawmakers plan to question Mugabe over his 2016 claim that the country had lost $15-billion due to corruption and foreign exploitation in the diamond sector.
The committee has already interviewed former ministers, police and intelligence chiefs to answer on diamond mining operations at the vast Chiadzwa gem fields.
Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe from 1980 until he was ousted last year after the military took over briefly and his once-loyal Zanu-PF party turned against him.