Claim your share of the economy, says Mugabe

2010-10-27 07:23

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe had urged indigenous Zimbabweans to control the national economy in line with the government’s indigenisation law and regulations, Zimbabwe’s Herald Online reported today.

Mugabe said empowerment was the only way through which Zimbabwe could realise meaningful economic development.

He added that Zimbabweans, like the people of any other nation, had the right to determine their destiny without external interference as spelt out by the United Nations Charter.

He said people should have the intellectual freedom to control their resources, adding that the liberation struggle was fought to bring democracy.

Mugabe called on churches to continue supporting the empowerment agenda, pointing to the way God led the children of Israel to self-determination in the Bible.

He was addressing mourners at the burial of his brother-in-law, Bonny Brian Gumbochuma, at Kachere Farm in Concession yesterday.

Gumbochuma died on Saturday morning after suffering a stroke in 2004. He was 57.

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