For anyone thinking of investing in Our Zimbabwe, here’s fair warning – your money is not safe.
You may sign all the papers you want. feck, you can get stamped letters and certificates and what-not, but your business can be destroyed on a whim and your property seized in a second.
Never mind the arrogance of telling a multi-national company who they can do business with (cough cough Nestle cough). Never mind the audacity to ignore BIPPAs and allow, nay, sanction the takeover of “protected” investments.
It’s the stupidity of taking over productive farms (usually close to harvest time, strangely) and victimising the entire farming class, usually with violence.
It’s turning a not-insignificant portion of our populace, and a highly productive one at that, into a second-class casteless shambles, denied the services of both the police force and the attorney general.
It’s amazing to see people running around begging for the repeal of “sanctions” and trying to attract investors, when the facts on the ground tell the story of an arbitrary, out-of-control ruling style where what’s “theirs” can be ours in an instant, and “they” are an ill-defined enemy sponsoring regime-change and counter-revolutions and what-not.
I know investment is risk, but investing in this Zimbabwe is plain insanity.
It’s better spent on booze and whores, because either way you’re gonna get screwed.