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Zimbabwe

John Arnold Bredenkamp

Date of Birth: 11 August 1940
Place of Birth: Kimberley, South Africa


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The British connection

British sanctions policy on Zimbabwe is in disarray after the United Nations Report on the Illegal Exploitation of Mineral Resources and Other Forms of Wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo identified two British-based businessmen – John Arnold Bredenkamp and Captain Andrew Smith – as key suppliers of military equipment and services to the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)...


After the phoney war

Ambitious politicians such as the Speaker of the House, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Affirmative Action militant Phillip Chiyangwa, with the help of their respective business backers, John Arnold Bredenkamp and Mutumwa Muwere, see the opportunity...


Stalemate

About 100,000 barrels a month come from South Africa's Sasol and Engen and from John Bredenkamp's Petraf company...


The nomenklatura

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa: Speaker of parliament and former Security Minister; ZANU-PF Secretary for Finance and Chairman of ZANU's ZIDCO Holdings; Mnangagwa was Chairman of ZANU's old financing vehicle, M & S Investments, and is Chairman of asbestos exporter Fibrolite (joint venture with Armando Godinko); he is also a director of Opporto Investments, Galant Distribution, Galhold Investments, Woolworth Trading, and Treasure Holdings; most lucrative has been his management of ZANU's and the military's investments and trade deals in Congo-K, where he is a kingpin of the regional diamond trade; Mnangagwa's key business associates are two white Zimbabweans, Billy Rautenbach (for whom Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant) and British-based John Bredenkamp; and an Omani, Thamer al-Shanfari...

John Arnold Bredenkamp: one of Zimbabwe's wealthiest businessmen; close to Mnangagwa; Managing Director, Kabankola Mining Company, which has majority stake in Gécamines' Groupe Central in Congo; majority holdings in Breco group of companies, Scotlee Resorts, Midwest Aviation and Trading (agency for major Western defence suppliers); he is threatening legal action against a South African newspaper which alleged he has financial links with Mugabe...


Election arithmetic

Also at stake are the myriad business relations that have built up on the back of Zimbabwe's military presence in Congo, such as Oryx Natural Resources' investment in Sengamines and John Bredenkamp's stake in the Kabankola Mining Company plus his managerial role in Gécamines...


Clean-up or cover-up

Questions are being asked about the relative strengths of veteran tycoon Forrest and Zimbabwean magnate John Bredenkamp, head of Kabambola Mining Corporation which controls key copper and cobalt concessions from Gécamines' Groupe Central...


The military-financial complex

Business, diplomatic and logistical help also comes from John Bredenkamp, who helped the Mugabe government by backing attempts by farmer Nick Swanepoel (a fellow Afrikaner) to fix up a deal with the Commercial Farmers' Union on the resettlement of white-owned farmland...


War economy

Similarly, the report mentions the granting (dated February 2001) of cobalt and copper concessions in the Katanga Copperbelt to the Kabambola Mining Corporation group, under the management of John Bredenkamp (AC Vol 42 No 6 & Vol 41 No 11)...


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