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'Nationalise the mines' - Mathale

By Benson Ntlemo | May 02, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 247 ]

LIMPOPO premier Cassel Mathale has called for the nationalisation of mines, rejecting claims that such a move would chase away investors.

"Why did the investors not leave when the apartheid government controlled Iscor? Why did the investors not leave when the apartheid government established Foskor in Phalaborwa? Why did the investors not leave when President Robert Mugabe implemented his economic policies," he asked.

He added: "They cannot leave because they want our chrome, they want our platinum and they want our gold."

Mathale said nationalising the mines would ensure the freedom that was achieved by South Africans had meaning to everyone.

Mathale addressed a sparse crowd at Malamulele Stadium as part of the Freedom Day celebrations on Friday.

He said South Africa should strengthen its relations with countries that supported the liberation struggle, such as China, "not America".

Ironically, on the same day President jacob Zuma awarded the late US senator Ted Kennedy with the Order of Companion of OR Tambo for his contribution to a free and democratic SA.

Mathale was accompanied by Vhavenda king Toni Mphephu, his cabinet and four traditional leaders out of more than 200 traditional leaders in the area.

The Malamulele community have in the past accused the Thulamela local municipality of having failed to provide services.

This after the Levubu-Shingwedzi and Greater Thulamela municipality were merged to form the Thulamela local municipality.

The community has complained about the one-sidedness of services in the municipality.

There has never been a mayor or manager from Malamulele in Thulamela or the Vhembe district municipality fromMalamulele.

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@The-Rothschilds
"Zimbabwe was in a recession in 2000 - 2009, South Africa went into recession in 2009........yet both these countries are so well endowed with natural resources..................When will you African's learn that your natural resources are sooooooooo overrated" Whoosh my point went over the tank resting on your shoulders, I said UK is in second term recession since Sunday per CNN they had not recovered frm the prev bout, this means they will go further down on developed economic scales at the beginning of the year they were surpassed by the Brazilians putting them UK in 7th place now this really it doesn't look good for them, and in addition to this Scotland want to be independent and so is N.ireland, plus they can't loot the world anymore to further their nests, this tells me that they are not going to recover, pliz get the picture mr diploma, the mere fact you have to compare developing economy to a supposed developed economy leads me to concl that your economic degree was handed out to you.

May 02, 2012 3:40 | 0 replies

somaartakeit

Actually, ABI isn't invested in Zim, they simply market there

May 02, 2012 3:0 | 0 replies

@The-Rothschilds
somaartakeit
@The-Rothschilds

"Yes i am paranoid about a Zimbabwe style land reform and company grabs, because i know what it will do to the economy..." has there been an official announcement that there will be zim style land grabs/nationalising or is this another scaremongering tacts to try prevent discussion on these issues? your paranoid should not result in us not debating what needs to be debated wena you must sort out your paranoid (mental issues) seek professional help.
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"dude f*ck off seriously.." are we back to personal insults? you shld warn me so I can meet you half way, as you know I always rise to the challenge and deliver satisfactorily.

May 02, 2012 2:59 | 0 replies

Somaartakeit

As for Britain and the USA..................they have pulled the plug on Zim, and had every right to do so......................as a investor, i would of also taken my money out of Zim if had any of there........noone in their right mind would keep money in a country where there is no rule of law or respect for property rights............you might as well kiss your money good bye, which is what the Zimbabweans did.......with their Zim dollars, it served better purpose being toilet paper.

May 02, 2012 2:58 | 0 replies

@The-Rothschilds
Somaartakeit

"...or should i say, enough investment..." you needed a degree in economics to come this obvious concl? how many times have been trying to say to you that the economy of Zim has been deliberately been suffocated to punish their 'cheeky' president? unfortunately for Mugabe he took on the most powerful who influence WB and IMF amongst other int'l economic controllers.

Most of us without degrees in economics already knew that what is happening to Zimbabwe is what has been done by America to Cuba when America didnt' get its way it used it power to bully economy of that country, you sometimes the West has a lot to answer for destroyed economies and lives.

May 02, 2012 2:57 | 0 replies

somaartakeit
@The-Rothschilds

"Yes i am paranoid about a Zimbabwe style land reform and company grabs, because i know what it will do to the economy..." has there been an official announcement that there will be zim style land grabs/nationalising or is this another scaremongering tacts to try prevent discussion on these issues? your paranoid should not result in us not debating what needs to be debated wena you must sort out your paranoid (mental issues) seek professional help.
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dude f*ck off seriously

i never once said noone cant debate, i just disgreed with Mathale's views

get over it now..........noone is stopping any debate

May 02, 2012 2:56 | 0 replies

@somaartakeit the question is currently are the people in Zim flourishing , happy, well fed and content or do they go to other countries for "a better life"? and then lets wind back the clock 40 years and see what Zimbabwes economy looked like relative to the others in the world.....and were the people running from the country then?

May 02, 2012 2:56 | 0 replies

Somaartakeit

I said there is no investment in Zim or should i say, enough investment

I never said there are no investors, i told you, there are investors in Zim, most of them been white Zimabweans and ZANU PF ministers. But Zim is failing to attract enough investment to pull the country out of its slump.

May 02, 2012 2:53 | 0 replies

@The-Rothschilds

"Yes i am paranoid about a Zimbabwe style land reform and company grabs, because i know what it will do to the economy..." has there been an official announcement that there will be zim style land grabs/nationalising or is this another scaremongering tacts to try prevent discussion on these issues? your paranoid should not result in us not debating what needs to be debated wena you must sort out your paranoid (mental issues) seek professional help.

May 02, 2012 2:53 | 0 replies

@The-Rothschilds

"I just said having a masters in economics, my view points on investment in a country are very solid.....................because you seemed to ask my why does my opinion matter..." I don't recall saying your opinion don't matter more than I said, it is FACTUALLY FALSE to say by your Mr big diploma in economics that there ARE NO INVESTORS in Zim.

May 02, 2012 2:51 | 0 replies

@MommaC
somaartakeit

"Coke in Zim is owned by ABI which, in turn, is owned by SABreweries..." You see mr big diploma in economics another investor in Zim.

May 02, 2012 2:49 | 0 replies