Monday, June 25, 2007

Zimbabwe to confiscate businesses


After the stunning success of confiscating white owned farms and giving them to black people in Zimbabwe, Mr Mugabe is now thinking of doing the same to the nations businesses.

The goal is to ensure at least a 51% shareholding by indigenous black people in the majority of businesses.

The empowerment bill says that "indigenous Zimbabwean" is anyone disadvantaged by unfair discrimination on race grounds before independence in 1980.

9 comments:

Ian Appleby said...

I thought you were all in favour of preferential treatment for "indigenous groups", or have I missed something?

youdontknowme said...

You must have missed something...

Ian Appleby said...

Care to spell it out?

youdontknowme said...

I would if I knew what you were talking about.

Ian Appleby said...

Whatever it is that you tell me I must have missed.

youdontknowme said...

ok...

Ian Appleby said...

Right, then. I infer from what you have written on this blog and elsewhere that you believe the "indigenous Britons" - would you remind me how you define them, again? - should have preferential treatment in the UK, given that they are somehow disadvantaged as things stand. Feel free to correct me at any stage if I am misrepresenting your position.

However, you seem to be implying here that the indigenous population of another country should not receive similar preferential treatment, despite similar, if not more severe, apparent disadvantages.

I was simply wondering how this apparent inconsistency could possibly be explained.

alanorei said...

IA said:

I was simply wondering how this apparent inconsistency could possibly be explained.


For a start, by addressing who created these businesses in the first place.

youdontknowme said...

I have always said that I want indigenous people to be treated equally.