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Zimbabwe Investigates NGOs


Zimbabwe's state-run media report the government is investigating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) it says have failed to account for millions of dollars in donor money.

The Herald newspaper says a special commission has begun probing whether 13 NGOs handled $88 million in accordance with the country's laws.

The United Nations Development Program helped raise the funds following a government appeal.

Zimbabwe's labor minister Paul Mangwana told the paper that groups found to be in violation will be prosecuted.

The report also says 17 other NGOs in Zimbabwe have successfully met a deadline to account for funding they received.

It says a full report is expected within one month.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.

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