Mugabe’s step-son seize a gold mine – it is business as usual for those who live above law!
October 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
Russell Goreraza, Grace Mugabe’s son by her first marriage, has seized control of Tolrose Gold Mine in Kadoma. Mugabe’s indigenisation policies in practice!
Those are worrying times for the mine’s 325 strong labour force because most of these political seizure very often end up with the workers going for months on-end without pay or being dismissed. Look what happened to the farm seizures; 95% of the farm workers lost their jobs.
Political commentator Lameck Mahachi said the manner in which Goreraza has carried out the takeover indicates the way ZANU PF does business.
“This is no different from the on-going company and land seizures where ZANU PF officials walk up to anyone whose business they fancy and declare themselves sole owners.
“This is not procedural or legal. Goreraza is using his position as the son of the First Lady to throw his weight around and this is a culture within ZANU PF. They don’t respect any laws. There is no indication that there were any boardroom discussions or meetings with the other shareholder regarding him joining the mine,” said political analyst Lameck Mahachi.
“This paints a dark picture of Zimbabwe to those who may be interested in investing in the country. How can you want to invest in a country that operates like a kangaroo court,” he concluded.
What is most amazing here is not what Goreraza did but the naivety of people like Mahachi. Mugabe and his cronies have blatantly rigged the elections with the world’s spotlight on Zimbabwe; they did not care. And yet people like Mahachi talk of Goreraza’s seizure of the mine as painting “a dark picture of Zimbabwe” as if this is the first time Mugabe and his cronies has acted as if they are a law unto themselves and, until this happened, everything was perfect!
There is no one as blind as those who simple refuse to see what is there before their wide open eyes; Mugabe and his junta are above the law and have no respect for the rule of law.
Mugabe and his junta rigged the July elections, they are illegitimate. Zimbabwe cannot start the difficult task of rebuilding the country’s shuttered economy and restore the rule of law until this illegitimate cabal is forced out of office!