Zimbabwe

War vets target Zim resorts

2011-01-23 14:42

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Foreign investors lucky - Zim minister
Foreign investors lucky - Zim minister

Zimbabwe's new Indigenisation Minister Christopher Mushowe says foreign investors are "very lucky" to get 49% shares in businesses they have set up.

Harare - Tourism operators say militants of President Robert Mugabe's party launched raids on boating clubs and tourism lodges on the shores of Lake Chivero, the Zimbabwe capital's main fishing and leisure area.

Kuimba Shiri lodge owner Gary Stafford says his resort, popular with foreign tourists, diplomats and UN staff, reopened on Sunday after being sealed off by more than 200 militants since on Friday.

Stafford says militants took an inventory of the lodge's belongings and "there was no violence or looting". He says they told him they were evaluating properties under Mugabe's black empowerment drive for 51% control of businesses.

Boating clubs and a caravan park were also visited by militants, some armed with sticks and chanting slogans of Mugabe's party.

- AP

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