HARARE-(MaraviPost)-A Zimbabwean individual recently initiated a petition urging the United Kingdom to freeze the assets of self-proclaimed prophet Uebert Angel.
The petition was prompted by the recent airing of the Gold Mafia documentary’s debut episode on Al Jazeera last Thursday, March 23, 2023.
During the documentary, Angel unknowingly offered undercover Al Jazeera journalists, who were posing as Chinese criminals, the opportunity to utilize his diplomatic status to launder millions of dollars through a gold smuggling scheme.
Over the weekend, Uebert Angel, a Presidential Envoy and Ambassador at Large who also leads the Good News Church issued a response to the Al Jazeera documentary.
According to a statement from Angel’s chief investment officer, Sobona Mtisi, the cleric was merely going along with the investors because he and his team had already suspected that they were criminals.
Zimbabwean Launches Petition Uring The UK To Freeze Uebert Angel’s Assets
Cathy Fikile Tshezi, a Zimbabwean citizen, has initiated a petition requesting the United Kingdom to freeze the assets of Uebert Angel.
Tshezi’s petition highlights the evidence presented in the first episode of Al Jazeera’s Gold Mafia documentary, which, according to her, warrants the freezing of Angel’s assets in the United Kingdom.
At the time of writing, the petition had received 8,595 signatures.
RBZ Investigating Uebert Angel
Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s intelligence unit is investigating Uebert Angel’s assets. The Insurance and Pensions Commission has issued a statement, seeking information about Angel’s assets to conduct a thorough investigation under the Money Laundering and Protocols Act (MLPCA).
Zimbabwe’s insurance authority has stated that it is mandatory to collaborate with the central bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit to assess the potential risks of money laundering and terrorist financing to which Zimbabwe may be exposed.
The statement signed by commissioner Grace Muradzikwa reads in part,
“… We are in receipt of an urgent communication from the FIU requesting all industry players to assist with information on insurance products, insured assets held or disposed by these individuals directly or indirectly through companies or trusts during the period I January 2020 and 21 March 2023 … The information being requested is confidential in terms of section 31 of the MLPC Act and therefore should be regarded as such.”
Uebert Angel is also a spiritual father of the Malawi’s renown Prophet Shephard Bushiri.