Motapa Diamonds Inc.

Motapa Diamonds Inc.

December 06, 2006 12:42 ET

Motapa Announces Investor Relations Appointment

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - Motapa Diamonds Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MTP) today reports that Mr. Barry Bergstrom has accepted a new assignment with responsibility for Motapa's investor relations activities effective immediately.

Mr. Mark Allen, a Cape Town based director of Motapa, will assume Mr. Bergstrom's duties as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Allen served as Motapa's CFO from the Company's inception in 1998 until December of last year, and will resume these duties until such time as the Company retains a suitable Canadian-based CFO and Corporate Secretary.

Dr. Larry Ott noted that, "we are pleased to have Barry take on this new role for the Company as we approach an active exploration year."

Motapa is among the leading diamond explorers in Africa and has interests in approximately 9 million hectares of diamond prospective properties located in Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Gabon, Mozambique and Lesotho.

On behalf of the Board


Dr. Larry Ott, Chief Executive Officer

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