Flashback: Shabanie Mashaba Mine; a case of bad politics and greed

JOHANNESBURG – What started out as a legal fight for the return of businesses confiscated by the state has become an intriguing expos of how¬† Former President Robert Mugabe runs the nation. Court papers in the dispute between Shabanie Mashaba Mine (SMM Holdings) and Minister Patrick Chinamasa revealed Mugabe’s hidden hand meddling in judicial matters. SMM was taken over by the government¬† ostensibly for owing huge amounts to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and other lenders, and on suspicion that it spirited foreign currency earnings abroad. Both allegations have yet…

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