MASVINGO — Indigenisation and Empowerment minister Saviour Kasukuwere has threatened to show the door on sugar processing multi-national company Tongaat Hullet for failing to remit its community share ownership dues.
Speaking at a meeting with company representatives, chiefs and senior government officials at the Masvingo Civic Centre on Friday, Kasukuwere said if Tongaat failed to comply with the country’s indigenisation regulations by July this year, it would be barred from operating in Zimbabwe.
“Tongaat Hullet is a major cause for concern. They don’t respect the laws of the country and that is unfortunate. Come July, they will not be planting cane in Zimbabwe, maybe they will be in Durban. Those who don’t want to comply must pack and go.
“They are a big company, it is fair they respect the laws of the land. We are not against their investment, but their bad attitude,” he said.
He accused the company of harbouring a regime change agenda to oust Zanu PF.
“Any company defying us is saying Zanu PF must go to hell. Some companies are doing it for political purposes. They have a regime change agenda.
They think the bid to remove Zanu PF from power will succeed. But there is no regime change, if you think MDC will win, forget it. If you are thinking there is an electoral upset for (President Robert) Mugabe, you are lost.
“Zanu PF will win and deal with you. I will ask Mugabe to retain me as Indigenisation minister and I will deal with you,” he said.