Zim asset grab 'moves to private schools'

2012-07-03 13:07

Cape Town - The Zimbabwean government has extended its asset grab programme under its indigenous laws to include privately-owned educational institutions including crèches, primary and secondary schools and institutions of higher learning, a media report said on Tuesday.

According to Newsday, the country’s indigenisation minister Saviour Kasukuwere "has now ordered pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities... to comply with the Empowerment Act".

The Act defines an indigenous person as anyone "disadvantaged by unfair discrimination on the grounds of his or her race" before 18 April 1980, or the descendant of such a person.

This definition, according to the report, has been loosely interpreted by President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF to mean black people, resulting in government taking aim at white-controlled institutions.

The country's indigenisation programme initially targeted mines, but is now a blanket plan over all sectors of the economy covering finance, tourism, arts and entertainment, engineering and construction, telecommunications and the motor industry.

Kasukuwere has also targeted sports facilities and sports clubs, the report said.

  • lulama - 2012-07-03 13:13

    Free for all (Zanu-Pf) in Zim, hope this does not happen in SA.

      Jonathan - 2012-07-03 13:18

      This is exactly where SA's heading with the ANC's "second transition"

      willie.vanschoor - 2012-07-03 13:32

      ZANU PF.............Zero Ambition No Understanding.... Permanent F@$kup

      willie.vanschoor - 2012-07-03 13:49

      Saviour the moment minister....the sugar cane you're eating was grown on a white farm!!

      Nicholas - 2012-07-03 14:11

      Can't do it ourselves, so grab, grab and grab some more ..

      rontheogre - 2012-07-03 14:17

      Shame, not even the schools of the cabbage patch kids go unscathed in Zim.

      Ian - 2012-07-03 18:21

      no Matthew, the wildlife are FAR more intelligent than those morons

      Jellyarse - 2012-07-03 19:06

      PHOTO CAPTION! - "Look at me Comrades - this is what Saviour Comrade Knob Mugabe has done for us, freed us from White Oppression so that we can eat sticks!"

      Digger - 2012-07-03 23:49

      Lulama I am afraid that is exactly what's going to happen in SA!! The sad thing is by making such laws they are admitting that their people are to useless to do it by themselves so they want to just take it. They will come up with all kinds of excuses but that's a fact. Then they will run the last remaining productive institutions into the ground and when there is nothing left they will demand international aid...well more aid. Unfortunately I see no stopping it in SA either and we will just walk the same path. The majority just won't face facts and look at things objectively. Save money overseas and prepare for a rough ride...

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-07-03 13:16

    the intelligence is just oooozzzziingg out of this one!!

      Henk - 2012-07-03 13:24

      No Bennie, He is just oooozzzzzing........

      werner.smidt - 2012-07-03 14:25

      I'm sorry, but you're pretty naive to believe this person is not intelligent or at least speak for intelligent voices. He and the ruling party are cunning, desperate to hold onto power and have long since lost any thread of moral fiber. Don't be a fool and underestimate him. @Michael Heys - You may have lived a full life, but please take care when you utter personal thoughts. They might be shared and ultimately add to the pile of other politically valuable comments that could threaten my survival after you have long been gone (something seems familiar about that). Race is just a tool, it always has been. More likely that the supporters hold onto an ideology fiercely than the people who invented it.

      Sharon - 2012-07-03 19:19

      looks like downs syndrome is rather prevalent in zim

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-07-03 13:16

    The picture is what a Black Racist looks like !

      Henk - 2012-07-03 13:23


  • customdesign - 2012-07-03 13:18

    Thats a very big tooth pick

      Rob.Trianglem - 2012-07-03 13:39

      No boet thats his lunch. They seem to be eating trees nowadays.

      louis.olivier.988 - 2012-07-03 17:42

      It white as well

  • bomb.technician.5 - 2012-07-03 13:19

    if you cant build it, steal it.........

  • Henk - 2012-07-03 13:19

    VIVA!!!!!! How to destroy a country! Give it to the Non-Neanderthals!

      henry.bosman.5 - 2012-07-03 13:59

      Ha ha Henk. I was watching a documentary on history channel the other day,on neanderthals. Them scientists postulate that neanderthal did not go extinct but was interbred with homosapiensapien that they were assimilated out of existence. This is because they can find neanderthal genes in most of the human population.The exception were africans who never migrated out of africa and never came into contact with the competition. Please note that the neanderthal brain was 1500cc as opposed 1400cc of the homosapiensapiens and neanderthals were physically stronger pound for pound. Have a good day Henk

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-03 14:36

      im a proud neanderthal decendant

  • matshobana.siziba - 2012-07-03 13:20

    This is what cANCer is advocating for. Feel sorry for the Banana Republic.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-07-03 13:21

    And more Zimbo's will food into SA... And more Zanu-PF elite will become richer..

      dalai.rama.9 - 2012-07-03 14:21

      And they will given free work permits regardless of skills.

  • jannie.debeer - 2012-07-03 13:24

    Once the trees have all been chopped down to make fire, the only thing left on that cap will be the dung heap in the middle.

  • africanwolf - 2012-07-03 13:27

    If they are so clever , why they do not start their own schools and businesses.It is much easier to take something that is already there and built by someone else . put all this parasites in jail, until they learn that they have to work to create wealth and not just steal it from others.

      Jan - 2012-07-03 13:41

      Well, obviously they aren't clever. When you are stupid it's easier to steal than earn.

      badballie - 2012-07-04 15:14

      African leaders seem to spend most of their time confirming the studies done on the population over the years. While the ANC screams that the settlers wrote to build up the case for apartheid Bob and his boys prove the studies 100% correct.

  • sediko.rakolote - 2012-07-03 13:28

    That's real nationalisation. Get rid of privatisation and capitalism

      Andres - 2012-07-03 13:32

      So, you want to be as successful and prosperous as your Zimbabwean neighbours? Oh wait, half of them are here now... why? Because racial policies don't work and leave EVERYONE poorer and only the politically connected stinking rich. Most have had to flee to SA... where next will we flee to... Antarctica?

      anthony.okelly.98 - 2012-07-03 13:37

      Not a single "natoionalised" country has survived or will survive. Even China has seen that capitalism is the answer.

      Harald - 2012-07-03 13:48

      Don't know if I should take your comments seriously... u are joking right?? God, I hope so... You guys seem to forget, if this place goes to hell, the whites will pack up and go somewhere else... you will stay and live the nightmare that is Zim, Moz, Congo etc etc Remember that... You will then get and have everything, of nothing...

      indianajohn - 2012-07-03 15:32

      sediko: Explain this to me please. You vision for SA will result in everyone living in kraals and herding cattle. There will be no technology or infrastructure left anywhere. Surely even someone as stupid as you knows this. So what's stopping you from living this dream lifestyle of yours right now? Just go and do it. Nobody is stopping you. You won't be able to communicate with anyone outside the village anyway, so why do you care what goes on elsewhere?

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-03 13:34

    Zimbabwe - the shiny little gem of African Transition. What a success. What a country.

      makesuthink - 2012-07-03 14:48

      What tree?

      Anthea - 2012-07-03 15:03

      I also thought the "tree" part was superfluous...

  • - 2012-07-03 13:34

    So sad to hear this. It was the last hope the youth of Zimbabwe had to ensure their education was politically unbiased and of a high international standard. Many Zimbabweans are eagerly accepted into international universities and receive a top-notch qualification, but I doubt that this will be the case if these measures of Bob are implemented. What is it about African states that they won't make the best of the resources they have, but would rather try to nationalize them and allow them to swiftly disintegrate through neglect? Existing tangible examples are their mines, farms, housing and soon, education.

  • mhlopwe.ingozi - 2012-07-03 13:41

    I couldn't care less what policies our brothers up north comes up with, it just makes me so mad that they run away and come over to SA and raise our crime, poverty and unemployment stats. Bob should nationalize his people and keep them there SA has plenty of its own problems we don't need more.

      colin.ashby.35 - 2012-07-03 15:10

      well said mhlopwe, and i hope more of your brothers would understand that when the AnC cancer does its thing, there will be no where for you guys to run. into the sea??

  • fdalana - 2012-07-03 13:43

    this is worse than apartheid.

      pisciotta - 2012-07-03 13:49

      Sad thing is the prosperous nations will be expected to come save them as they starve eating tree bark or picking dung out of their teeth (honestly I can't tell the difference from this miserable picture)

  • fdalana - 2012-07-03 13:44

    this is worse than apartheid.

  • Gavin - 2012-07-03 13:45

    vote zanu pf/anc/cosatu - what's the difference ?

  • Gavin - 2012-07-03 13:47

    this reminds me of that kevin costner baseball movie: field of dreams - if you build it they will steal it

      William - 2012-07-03 15:18


  • jaco.botha.75 - 2012-07-03 13:51

    This is what South Africa needs to be aware of. I wouldn't compare us to Zim as of yet, seeing that we still have a strong currency, we have a hell of a load of international investors, and we, of course, have gold. But I really think that is where it's leading in the far future... Let us pray that Zanu-PF falls before they get a chance to rage our country as well

      Tommo - 2012-07-04 00:15

      Ag Jaco, you messed up my sleep tonight. Nightmares

      badballie - 2012-07-04 15:24

      strong currency? Jaco in the early 80's the dollar and the pound were "top of the pile", but the Rand was strong and it only cost around 85c for a dollar. Today the dollar costs around 8 Rand and the dollar itself is weaker than most Middle eastern currencies, a single Roel (not sure about the spelling costing 2.35 dollars, our currency may be strong in Southern Africa, but in international terms it ain't worth sh*t. As for Gold, yes we have gold in the ground, but one of the first things the ANC did when it came to power was sell off all the countries strategic reserves, we sold our gold to the US, and our currency is no longer gold based. 80% of the world mined gold is in fact housed at the US Federal reserve bank a privately owned company.

  • sika.ncamane - 2012-07-03 13:53

    This is the real economic empowerment, I hope the ANC learns a thing or two. They should bring back whatever they took with interest. for now the results of this with have serve repurcussions but they will thank Mugabe in years to come.

      pierre.coetzee.7 - 2012-07-03 14:11

      up yours!!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-03 14:31

      You're right Sika - one can see the incredible success in Zimbabwe, the progress, the strong economy, the full bellies, the huge salaries, all the crops on the farms etc etc. Yes indeed you are right, this is true economic empowerment. What a country, What a success!!!!!

      Sharon - 2012-07-03 15:07

      wow sika,you must be a real loser to be filled with so much hatered,never mind what you wish for will come and then you will know what real suffering is

      Sharon - 2012-07-03 19:25

      i got a piece of sugar cane for you

      Omnivore - 2014-01-17 16:42


  • Bob - 2012-07-03 13:56

    Despot thief is grabbing at everything he can........! Amazing how they cannot make it on their own and have to bring in the thieving factor to try and survive!!

  • Michael - 2012-07-03 13:57

    the move through the land like a swarm of locusts...ingesting everything in its way and leaving the land ready for poverty...go go African politics.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-03 14:33

      Yes. Consume, consume, consume, whatever is there for the taking, take and consume. Look behind you and there's nothing left. All gone. Then,...... well then we blame the Whites.

      Irene - 2012-07-03 17:07

      Eish, it is brokken. Then out come the begging hands to the 'evil' West and white man again.

  • Jaco Joubert - 2012-07-03 13:58

    And so the rape and pillage continues - Saturn devowering his children....

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-07-03 13:59

    jwarha - you sure know how to show your ignorance. you people think you are so cleaver. remember, he who laughs last ...

  • jabu.gee.7 - 2012-07-03 14:07

    Fu99king despots ZANU PF. I hope SA never goes this way. The ANC are so pro Zanu PF. I say we must rid the ANC os all power in this country so that we may never suffer the same fate as the resty of Africa.

  • Hermann - 2012-07-03 14:18

    And the racist thievery continuous unabated. Could not do it ourselves now we steal it from the whiteman - call me a racist, but it will not detract from the truth.

  • Gerald - 2012-07-03 14:19

    I thought Zim hit rock bottom long ago, these guys have perseverance.

      Irene - 2012-07-03 17:09

      It has hit rock bottom and on realising that nobody wants to invest there they're now imploding on themselves and going after private enterprises. If I owned a business in ZimBoBwe, I'd pack up and leave because it won't stay on 51% but increase and increase as they get more desperate, until there is nothing left .....

  • Ryno - 2012-07-03 14:28

    welcome to Zimbabwe South, i mean South Africa

  • dalai.rama.9 - 2012-07-03 14:33

    Ironically, the minister's name is saviour; so much for being a saviour!

  • ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-07-03 14:48

    I personally think Bob is a clever guy, he knows he doesn't have long to live at his age. So he has decided to take everyone and everything with him to the grave. He will destroy what little is left, I believe he hates Zimbo's, remember his father was Malawian.

      Gerald - 2012-07-03 15:02

      Bob schooled in Europe and goes to Singapore for medical care. He couldnt give a damn about Zim

  • Shaun - 2012-07-03 14:55

    Go read the Groenskrif - those of you who believe that this won`t happen in SA are living in a dreamworld.

  • jan.human - 2012-07-03 14:57

    AS Naas would say... But on the other hand..... The farmer got his farm back.....

  • martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-03 14:59

    i love some of the pics news24 puts up, showing the truth without saying a thing

      ejanette.joubert - 2012-07-03 17:26

      I think there is a misprint in the caption - maybe should be 'indigestion' ...

  • 2zbunu - 2012-07-03 15:01

    Wow another exodus coming!!!!!!!

      Sharon - 2012-07-03 19:28

      all those with rdp housing can put shacks in the bach yard and rent out to the zimbos

  • sipho.sabithi - 2012-07-03 15:03

    Europe has nothing to offer Africa as much as they threaten day in day out my favorite late leader Ping Yong has shown the world that Europe just want to play God...whereas they are just a white mice wanting to be superior over a black cat...they now know that North Korea can deliver a nuclear bomb up their asses if they try the regime change nonsense on his country,we are of the view that Europe will recolonise Africa and Asia should they manage to surround china and russia,the only reason keeping them from such action is because china,N korea and russia can cause devastation to Nato and its allies if they try to go the recolonization route to save their stupid economiess,hence even if they try their thng on Africa..Asia has vested interest it will intervene directly or offer support to fend off parasites...hence they are playing mind games(Iran abuse of human rights nonsense,N Korea abuses etc etc is just a dirty ploy to try and surround china and Rusia like they eventually invaded Iraq by surrounding it)

      colin.ashby.35 - 2012-07-03 15:23

      nothing to offer.i suggest you go back to for farm in qua qua and get rid of all your 1st world products, including clothes. get a lion loin cloth,make a mud hut, make a shovel out of wood and start growing mielies.ooops, i am sorry, only women work hard in the bush, the men do nothing but sit around being lazy. when you have had a few years to think about using 1st world products, like cars, cell phones, roads, cement houses, glass and all the wonderful things that came from there, then come back and say you don't want our stuff.

      henry.bosman.5 - 2012-07-03 16:07

      Ouch. That outcomes based education syllabus really does push out a bunch of empty heads doesn't it

      Irene - 2012-07-03 17:13

      hee hee hee he he he Eish Sipho, you're a classic one.

      Sharon - 2012-07-03 19:31

      @ jim,if he comes back onto this site after that then he gives a new meaning to thick

  • homemissionary - 2012-07-03 15:43

    I am 'black' by the way. It's not about being black, it's about being black and ignorant. Yes,one more way to mess the country up, as if the education system wasn't already in trouble. If they can't find farmers who are qualified to run the farms they've stolen,how will they find educators, administrators etc who can do a good job with the schools? It gets worse every day.

      Richard - 2012-07-03 16:39

      What exactly are you saying man? Think, brother, think. It as you have said about knowledge and intelligence.

      Irene - 2012-07-03 17:14

      Homemissionary ~ If only they all had your brain power and reasoning ability.

  • Renard De Souza - 2012-07-03 15:47

    Sipho u clown, words like parasite and white mice is exactly the type of mind set that has caused hate crimes throughout the world. U clearly need a education u should ask your government for textbooks in July or no rather just let u graduate! Wanker

      Sharon - 2012-07-03 19:34

      he is highly educated, he spends days on end in the shabeens,and because of his comunist beliefs he wont drink whiskey on the rocks, he sticks to ijuba on the pavement

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-07-03 16:10

    Zim is soo desperate for cash that they will suck it out of everything they can. What's next. All houses must belong to the government??

  • Philip Buys - 2012-07-03 16:15

    Do not worry, Rob Mugaap is on his last legs, and Zanupf will implode after that.

      colin.ashby.35 - 2012-07-03 16:29

      you mean mugarbage?

  • Vickela Mumby - 2012-07-03 16:17

    Power to the people!

      Irene - 2012-07-03 17:15

      Jim ~ Power to the people means you can sit back on your big fat ass, not do a days work, and live in comfort with all the bling bling. Very confused bunch this 'people'.

      Marco - 2012-07-03 18:36

      how original

      Sharon - 2012-07-03 19:36

      ok you want 220V or 380V

  • Wiebrand - 2012-07-03 17:43

    And when everything is destroyed Zanu PF will be satisfied. Mass producing farms turned into farms sustaining 20 people, mines looted for state coffers and probably less than 1% for the local population. When the Emperor's walking without clothes, do you think anybody will notice?

  • Ian - 2012-07-03 18:20


  • johnathon.masters - 2012-07-03 20:36

    Evil only exists in this world because we allow it

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-07-03 21:09

    Africa, they will destroy everything and then beg the west for handouts- stop the rot and stop the handouts.

  • annamarie.debruyn3 - 2012-07-03 21:38

    Do this zanu pf people ever think what is going to happen to them when there racist leader dies,? i do not think so, it is going to be a battle of a sort, hopefully it will not come over to SA, and i hope zwangirei[sorry if wrongly speld] take over zim, i think every thing will be calm then. and the farmers that was chased out will go back to there farms as normal.

  • UncleShep - 2012-07-04 12:28

    Because they can do it!...yay!!!

  • badballie - 2012-07-04 15:08

    I suppose that as a South African that is still here, I don't have much room to talk, but one thing is for sure, whites should pull up stakes and leave Zimbabwe as a group, I would love to see how bob and his henchmen make it without white money.

  • david.m.stephens.3 - 2012-07-05 12:12

    I have read most of the comments posted on this forum...some are absolutely crazy, like the ones about indigenization being the way forward. How on earth can this be the truth, when all that you see is that people are suffering and there is nothing but poverty and desperation everywhere that you look. Living in this country there is no way to deny that the situation we are in is difficult. However, being a christian we are told to pray for our leadership and trust that God works His will in and through them. We as a people were once very proud and self sufficient, we wanted for nothing and gave even less to those who did have need. Now that the tables are turned, we have learnt what it is to appreciate the little that we have. To make the best use of it and not to waste what we have, to be productive and ingenious in making our food and household products last. Because we could'nt always go out and get more. We know that God has great things in store for our country and that the righteous shall reign with the Lord and the wicked shall perish in their ways. They have taken counsel without God and mocked His mercy, but judgement shall come upon them at a time when they don't expect it. Don't be proud or haughty, looking down upon others..but rather have a sober estimation of yourself and take the plank out of your own eye before you talk about the speck in someone else's eye.

  • Omnivore - 2014-01-17 16:39

    Zimbabwean people are generally intelligent and dignified - it remains a mystery to me why their leaders are such buffons. Just look at that guy's picture. He looks like some troglodyte.

  • Omnivore - 2014-01-17 16:41

    So in Zimbabwe, the people can't even start a creche? Bob thinks his people are idiots. Probably based on the fact that they keep voting for him.