Mugabe, business leaders to meet

via Mugabe, business leaders to meet October 9, 2014

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is expected to meet with business leaders before year end to get an understanding of the challenges that the industries are facing as the sector continues on a free-fall, a Cabinet official has said.

Speaking at a Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries breakfast meeting yesterday, Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha said government was aware of the challenges that the industrial sector was facing and they were well documented.

“At Cabinet, you get time to talk to the President about your ministry. Mine came at 7:30pm yesterday [Tuesday night]. I told the President before year end, we would want captains of industries to come and see you and talk to you about the economy. And he said they were welcome and that would have been done yesterday. Then you can tell the story and how you see it,” Bimha said.

The performance of the economy has been one of the major challenges that the Zanu PF government has been battling since it came into power in August last year after winning the presidential and parliamentary elections.

Bimha said in the sea of gloom and doom, some companies were not being innovative, but continuing to invest and upgrade production processes to improve efficiencies.

“Critically of course, and while some companies continue lamenting at the inconducive operating environment that we are operating under, others have taken the bold steps of making hay while the sun shines,” he said.

Bimha was referring to the developments in the clothing sector, bakeries and the beverages sectors that were performing at better levels as compared to the manufacturing sector.

The manufacturing sector is facing capital shortages, low confidence, poor industrial linkages, low productivity, lowering the cost of doing business, porous borders, lack of accountability by local authorities and parastatals.

Capacity utilisation for the manufacturing sector currently stands at 36,3% and has been on a downward trend since 2011.

Companies are struggling to stay afloat with statistics showing that at least 5 000 workers had lost their jobs in the period January to July.

This is in addition to the over 9 000 that lost their work after 75 companies failed to reopen for business this year after the Christmas break.

The economy has been deteriorating since it adopted the multi-currency in 2009 and the weakening of the rand is affecting the economy as Zimbabwean products are now less uncompetitive.

In a bid to revive the economy, government launched a five-year blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio Transformation.
The plan requires $27 billion.


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    gwabu 8 years ago


    captains of industry are also politicians. they will be careful to say nothing.

    like he says everything is documented so whats the purpose of the meeting.

    president should do/enforce what is required of him to turn around the economy not asking for meetings.

    nothing will come out of that meeting. what has come out of those breakfast meetings about the presidents china trip. nothing.

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    MANDELA jnr 8 years ago



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    revenger avenger 8 years ago

    Management by crisis. Whoever believed that whore vets could run anything other than a tuckshop

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    tapiwa 8 years ago

    To me the surprise is not that Mugabe is meeting these captains of industry but everywhere else in the world presidents,prime ministers meet with captains of industry on a weekly basis.This should have been done long back, the problem is people think the Zimbabwean president is special he is not, and in a fair society is a servant of the people so should meet them frequently without the ministers.

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    Mlimo 8 years ago

    Are there any business leaders left I thought they would only be cohorts in the patronage system

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    Tsuro 8 years ago

    I repeat:When a baboon causes havoc in your field do sit down with it to solve the problem? The source of Zimbabwe’s problems is Mugabe. Just remove that face and everything will fall into place. I do not understand why people fail to understand this.

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    Mena Bona 8 years ago

    Could this be possible true? I cannot even see Mugabe being that ridiculous.

    Last Thursday, Robert Mugabe the President of Zimbabwe, announced plans for the beginning of a “Holocaust” against all whites in the country. The announcement was made at a speech attended by over 10,000 citizens and by several other African leaders and heads of state, as well as international observers. Mugabe noted that “All through history, whites have done nothing but exploit other races. Whites are an oppressive, abusive, dishonest, criminal, and evil race as they themselves admit! We have decided, therefore, to exterminate every white man, woman, and child in Zimbabwe. We will purify our Black African nation of the disease of whiteness. I will show them no mercy. I will show them a new definition of pain. I will finally deliver justice to our people!”
    To thunderous applause and a standing ovation, Mugabe continued speaking. “We will show no mercy even to white children. We will grab the suckling baby from its mother’s breast and break its neck. We will beat the mother to death with the baby’s corpse. I will rip the babies from the wombs of white women and strangle them with my bare hands! We know that white babies will only grow up to be oppressive white racists! I am not afraid to get my hands dirty. I look forward to personally participating in the slaughter! It will be a beautiful genocide against an evil race!”
    As thunderous applause and loud cheers drowned out Mugabe’s words, he waited and then continued speaking “White people are not human beings, they are blood thirsty animals! They are inferior to us in every measurable way! They have smaller brains than African men! We Africans are the true bearers of high culture, literature, the arts, science and technology. All that whites have, they stole from us first! Ironically, white Afro-centric history books detail the entire history of this massive intellectual and cultural theft! The whites know it and admit it themselves! Many so-called great white scientists, philosophers and even civilisations were actually black!”
    Shaking his fist with righteous indignation in the air and shouting at the top of his voice Mugabe declared “Whites do not love their children as we love ours. They are a race of ice people with only coldness in their hearts. They are capable of any crime, no matter how heinous or diabolical! We know that racism flows through the veins of every white person! Hate pumps through the evil hearts of every white person! It is the original sin of whiteness, inherited by blood from their parents and white ancestors! No matter how hard a white person tries, he can never escape his racism, as many honest whites have admitted. Therefore, the only logical solution to racism is the total eradication of whites! The entire world must be purified of whiteness, but we will begin here in Zimbabwe. We will set the example and show the way forward. As the Chinese say, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Quoting from The Book of Wisdom (3:19) Mugabe added, “dreadful are the ends of a wicked race.”
    The masses in attendance rose to their feet again, and began chanting loudly “Mugabe, Mugabe, Mugabe!” along with offering their thunderous applause. Progressive observers from the United States, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, France, Canada, and South Africa joined the chorus, chanting the name of Mugabe, the hero of Zimbabwe and Africa. As he continued speaking, Mugabe noted that “Some individual whites have been given temporary honorary African status in recognition of their sincere efforts to help eradicate the white race. Their ultimate disposition will be on hold, until after we have dealt with the larger white problem.”
    In a speech widely circulated online by radical racist groups, in an effort to stir up racial conflict and resentment, Mugabe noted that “We Africans have grown too complacent. Years ago I instituted measures to reclaim land and property from whites, to systematically discriminate against whites in order to narrow income disparities with blacks. We forcibly evicted whites from their homes. Some whites were raped, murdered and tortured. That was not enough, it also happened too slowly. Over time I came to realize, ironically in part from reading progressive white authors, that the white race cannot be redeemed at all and has no redeeming qualities. The only way to end racism and the oppression of my people is to destroy the white race. This must be done as quickly as possible; every day a white person lives is one more day that Africans suffer!”
    Discussing the details of the plan, Mugabe stated that “Already, we have begun the construction of modern concentration camps to liquidate the white population of Zimbabwe, as well as that of neighbouring African brother-nations. Any who may wish to cooperate and partner with us in this noble endeavour are welcome to join us. Naturally we would expect them to help pay for the bullets and the equipment. We will experiment with poison gas, electrocution, mass shootings, burying prisoners alive and other methods. Laws against rape, murder, and theft are now being amended to provide exceptions for cases in which the so-called victim is a white person!”
    President Mugabe moved his hands to point to, and then grasp, an artistic bone necklace, around his neck, he stated “You see this necklace. This was made from the bones of a small white child of six years old. I killed him myself and his sister in front of his parents. We can make beautiful art and traditional crafts using the bones and remains of white people. There is also a tradition of sometimes practicing cannibalism, among traditional African religions, like Animism. I am a Catholic myself. However, if you want to eat a white person, I won’t stop you. Or if you just want to have some fun torturing a white person before you kill them, that is entirely your prerogative.” Mugabe then started laughing loudly and uncontrollably, and as the audience joined him, a chorus of laughter echoed through the capital.
    Progressives around the world have hailed Mugabe’s speech as groundbreaking. The only debate has been how much publicity it should be granted. Some argue that plans to exterminate whites should be widely publicized in the hope that other nations will adopt similar programs. Others feel that if plans for the mass extermination of whites become widespread public knowledge, a few on the radical right will object and perhaps attempt to somehow intervene, or apply economic pressure or sanctions to end it.
    Dr. Norman Frederickson of the Campaign for Equality, Justice and Peace observed that “We have already seen a few white supremacist blogs discussing the holocaust against whites. The danger is that if people know about it, the racists may join forces and demand that the international community put a stop to it. Some countries, as ridiculous as it sounds, might actually object to killing whites en mass. I think we need to keep this low profile for now. I favour incrementalism. It’s like boiling a frog. If we turn the water up too fast, the frog might jump out, but if we do it slowly enough, it could work. Some irrational self-hating non-white critics reason that if one racial group is singled out for destruction, it could be done to another group in the future. The idea that once whites are dehumanized, it could somehow spread to other groups is just absurd. Whites are parasitic vipers. We are not a people, rather we are beasts and monsters. We are not comparable to any other group!”
    Joe Feagin, a keynote speaker at the recent “White Privilege Conference” in the US, had this to say: “Obviously, I’m very excited about the plans in Zimbabwe. If Mugabe wants to start the mass extermination of all the whites there, I say more power to him! He’s a gutsy and a ballsy guy, and I’m impressed. Maybe a few more African countries can do this. Maybe we’ll succeed in killing hundreds of thousands of whites. If we are lucky, maybe several million. If we are forced to stop at some point, that doesn’t negate the good work we will have accomplished in the mean time. That’s my take on it. I say God Bless Mugabe! Africa really needs more leaders like him! Kill them all! Kill them all!” Mr. Feagin observed, shouting and clenching his fists in the air.
    Let us hope that the courageous plans of President Mugabe are successful. Let us hope so for the sake of the world, for justice, peace, prosperity and for the sake of our children. White people of good conscience have praised Zimbabwe’s plans. Several web sites are now being set up to allow foreign supporters to donate to the cause. Even if you don’t agree that all whites everywhere should be systematically exterminated, every reasonable person must agree that white colonists and their descendants deserve it! People of all political and ideological persuasions can and should support Mugabe! If conservatives and Republicans really want to prove they aren’t racist, they can do so by supporting the genocide of white colonialist descendants in Africa!
    Although many have objected to his use of the term holocaust, Mugabe has indicated that he refuses to rename the program, claiming that “It’s a perfect name. It will be a blood bath and I will make Zimbabwe’s rivers run red with the blood of whites. It will be a holocaust! We will become drunk with the blood of the white enemy! My people will gorge themselves on white flesh! I want to convey the seriousness of my plan. I want to kill at least 50 million white men, women and children! My name will go down in history for this accomplishment, and it will echo forever through time!” If you can help Zimbabwe, please consider making a donation. Future generations will judge and rightly condemn us, if we fail to exterminate the white cancer from the face of the earth.
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