Monday, November 21, 2005

Mugabe's ministers loot scare maize for resale outside country


In what could be the most callous and shocking abuse of power yet by Zimbabwe's ruling elite, some ministers in President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet, top ZANU PF officials, the party's Members of Parliament (MPs) and state security commanders used their political clout to buy maize from the GMB at heavily subsidised prices.
The politicians later resold the maize at highly inflated prices or exported it mainly to neighbouring Mozambique where there is a thriving black-market for the staple grain

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