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Vol 45 No 18

Published 10th September 2004


Zimbabwe

Don't criticise it, nationalise it!

The Zimbabwe government has taken powers to nationalise the assets of people it regards as enemies of the state. It works like this. A statutory instrument (part of the anti-corruption campaign which has not so far caught anyone) allows the government to arrest, detain and investigate indefinitely anyone suspected of a crime. On 3 September President Robert Mugabe issued the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies) Regulations, 2004.

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