Motapa Diamonds Inc.

Motapa Diamonds Inc.

March 20, 2007 13:04 ET

Motapa Update on Mothae Kimberlite Project

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 20, 2007) - Motapa Diamonds Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MTP) is pleased to provide the following update on its 100% owned diamondiferous kimberlite, located in north-eastern Lesotho, 6.5 km north-west of the Letseng diamond mine. The company received exclusive prospecting rights in June, 2006 for the Mothae kimberlite pipe that has a surface area of approximately 8.8 hectares.

The company has developed a two phase bulk sampling program to evaluate the economic potential of Mothae. Phase 1 will collect and process 30,000 tonnes of kimberlite to determine if the Mothae pipe has potential to contain a population of large diamonds similar to the nearby Letseng mine. Pending a successful conclusion to Phase 1, an additional 70,000 tonnes of kimberlite will be collected and processed to obtain a 3,000 to 5,000 carat parcel for diamond valuation. The cost of completing both sampling phases is estimated to be US$8 million.

The company has received an independent technical report by MSA Geoservices (Pty) on the Mothae Kimberlite Project in Lesotho. This report can be accessed on the company's website under properties.

Motapa is among the leading diamond explorers in Africa and has interests in approximately 9 million hectares of diamond prospective properties located in Botswana, Gabon, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. The company also holds licenses to explore for uranium, gold and manganese in Gabon.

On behalf of the Board


Dr. Larry Ott, Chief Executive Officer

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