British American Tobacco (BAT) one of Britain's biggest companies, paid a bribe to the former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe.
Documents show it was involved in negotiations to pay between US$300,000 and US$500,000 to Mugabe's Zanu-PF party in 2013.
It is against UK law for a British company to pay bribes, no matter where the payment takes place.
Other documents also reveal BAT was paying bribes in South Africa and using illegal surveillance to damage rivals.
BAT funded a network of almost 200 secret informants in southern Africa. Most of this work was outsourced to a South African private security company called Forensic Security Services (FSS).
FSS staff were instructed to close down three cigarette factories run by BAT's competitors in Zimbabwe.
British American Tobacco negotiated bribe for Mugabe, new evidence suggests - BBC News
Don't hold your breath for any criminal prosecutions to take place.
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