Not content with the destruction of his farming capacity Mugabe turns his rapacious eye toward the Mines
Mugabe: Zimbabwe to Take Stake in Mines - Yahoo! News
: "UNITED NATIONS - Zimbabwe's embattled and isolated leader said Friday that his government will take a stake in privately operated mining enterprises in the mineral-rich southern African nation, but he does not intend to nationalize the industry as he has commercial farmland.
In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Robert Mugabe claimed his people Â including hundreds of thousands made homeless by a recent controversial slum clearance and others facing famine because of disastrous land reform Â are 'very, very happy.'
Mugabe, 81, who has ruled since a guerrilla war brought independence 25 years ago, said he plans to retire when his term expires in 2008 and live between the countryside and the city, farming and writing."