Mugabe Targets Zimbabwe Mines
Apparently not grasping the concept of inflation, Zimbabwe's president threatened the mining industry:
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe threatened on Wednesday to seize mining firms and other companies if they persist with "dirty tricks" and keep raising prices in the face of rampant inflation.
"This nonsense of price escalations must come to an end," the 83-year-old head of state told mourners at the burial in Harare of Paul Armstrong Gunda, a hero of Zimbabwe's independence movement.
"Those who are in construction and suppliers, take note. We are following you. It's not going to be an easy game. It's going to be a rough one. We will never allow ourselves to be defeated by these British tactics."
"We have resources in our country. We have mines that are producing ... The companies must straighten their ways because those in gold mining are externalising gold."
Mugabe added: "We are going to arrest them and seize the mines if they go wrong. Take note. We will nationalise them if they continue with their dirty tricks."