Mugabe warns of action against 'front men' for foreign firms

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attacked foreign sanctions and indigenisation -- topics which have been the bread and butter of his oratory in recent yearsZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe opened parliament Tuesday with a warning that locals who front for foreign firms trying to dodge indigenisation laws face “decisive action”. “It is depressing that some of our people have turned themselves into mere fronts of foreign investors,” he said, doubling down on controversial rules that bar foreign companies from holding majority stakes. “Decisive action shall indeed be taken to address these negative developments and to strengthen the general enforcement of the relevant legislation,” he said. Instead he attacked foreign sanctions and indigenisation — topics which have been the bread and butter of his oratory in recent years.

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