Redistribution of Wealth makes Mugabe a millionaire

September 26, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
gee, what a surprise.
clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

Robert Mugabe has built up a secret farming empire from land seized from at
least five white-owned businesses, a Daily Telegraph investigation
has found.

Robert Mugabe has built up a secret farming empire from land seized from at least five white-owned businesses

The discovery of the 10,000-acre holding worth £2 million is the first
evidence of how he personally benefited from the land seizures programme
which started in 2000.

More than 4,000 commercial farmers had their land taken in the drive that
destroyed Zimbabwe’s agriculture industry, the bedrock of the economy.

The country, now being guided by a power-sharing deal struck last year between
Mr Mugabe and his rival Morgan Tsvangirai, desperately needs to rebuild its
shattered economy.

The white farmers’ demise – and the distribution of their farms to cronies of
Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party – triggered the catastrophic decline of the
economy which has seen millions of people needing food aid.

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