"What we intend to do is for the state to have a stake in the production of some of our minerals gold, platinum, diamonds," he said. "We just want to be partners. We are not doing anything unusual, and this is the practice in many countries." Zimbabwe also mines coal, chromium ore, asbestos, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium and tin.
That bit about the mineral resources is unbelievable. It is like a will to destruction.
And yet, I saw an article in The Guardian a few years back, by an African writer praising the land seizures and predicting a bright future. Some people never learn.