Mugabe cautions greedy bank execs

2012-11-29 12:25

Harare - President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday said bank executives and shareholders who abuse depositors’ funds should be jailed for such criminal actions.

“If you do that then you deserve to go to jail (because) they are not your funds so don’t cheat or steal,” Mugabe said at the ongoing inaugural two-day Economic Empowerment conference which ends on Wednesday.

He added that fly by night businessman were mostly responsible for such unlawful activities.

“Some of our people think they can get rich in a week or two and if they don’t then it doesn’t matter what other means they use to get money,” Mugabe said.

Mugabe's remarks were in reference to Interfin Banking Corporation which had a capital deficit of more than US$100m at the time of its closure.

In 2012 Patterson Timba's Renaissance Merchant Bank was put under curatorship after it was found guilty of abusing millions of depositors funds.

 - Fin24


  • jacques.stander - 2012-11-29 12:33

    LOL HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!! Says the biggest thief of them all !!

      brian.connell.18 - 2012-11-29 13:16

      Who on earth can give a thumbs-down? Nobody with any sense would condone ANY of Bob's actions. Welcome to Africa.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-11-29 13:24

      for sure jaques very rich coming from a master thief.

      jonathancfarrell - 2012-11-29 14:09

      I think he is just jealous he hasn't thought of that yet!

      johan.louw.399 - 2012-11-29 15:22

      Yes, he is the biggest thief of them all out there. How can this jerk/dictator talk about stealing and cheating? He steals the life of all the people in that country and don't care about their welfare at all!!!Breadbasket of Africa is destroyed by this clown…..time for him to go !!!!

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-11-29 15:56

      This fool definitely has Dementia !

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-11-29 17:21

      This is definitely a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

      JManAtheoi - 2012-11-30 07:36

      My sentiments exactly. What a joke.

  • Jeremy - 2012-11-29 12:36

    Oh really Bob! And how much have YOU stolen from your countrymen?

      brian.connell.18 - 2012-11-29 13:17

      Who on earth can give a thumbs-down? Nobody with any sense would condone ANY of Bob's actions. Welcome to Africa.

      john.loveland.9 - 2012-11-29 15:47

      Heard the saying "pot calling the kettle black"? And if anyone's potty its him.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-11-29 15:57

      Brian the only people who could be giving the thumbs down, are the Bankers themselves !

  • chase.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-29 12:37

    Hahahahahaha throwing stones in a glass house there? Have what's coming to you!

      brian.connell.18 - 2012-11-29 13:17

      Who on earth can give a thumbs-down? Nobody with any sense would condone ANY of Bob's actions. Welcome to Africa.

  • frederick.nel - 2012-11-29 12:37

    OMG! How can this man talk about stealing and cheating. He is the biggest con around in africa! How does this even make news a criminal making comments about being unlawful yet his the biggest crook there that has robbed that country blind and as a result there money is worthless. Nothing this man says is worth making news unless he says he is stepping down!

      UncleShep - 2012-11-29 13:09

      No he isnt the biggest con around in Africa,,,,infact he is non of that....his inner circle is.....

  • christiaan.welgens - 2012-11-29 12:38

    What he is actually saying is, don't steal my money.

      frederick.nel - 2012-11-29 12:47


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  • arthur.halse - 2012-11-29 12:47

    Don't steal. mugabe hates competition

  • chiepner - 2012-11-29 12:50

    Says the pot to the kettle!

  • peter.j.cock - 2012-11-29 12:51

    That is rich.... coming from Bobby the Bootie stealer :)

  • wayne.faulds - 2012-11-29 12:53

    Funny that. Citizens can be considered both the shareholders and depositors of their countries wealth and Government is the management executives of the country. So by the same rationale Bob, have you and your crew not grossly abused your depositors and deserve to be chucked in jail? Is that not the pot calling the kettle, er, black?

  • freedom.luduke - 2012-11-29 12:54

    you are write bob we need the same in SA to put these afrikanners in jail

      Mark - 2012-11-29 13:00

      Troll alert, please ignore!

      dragonfire47 - 2012-11-29 13:07

      But bee has replaced all the afrikaans bank managers with uneducated anc cadress

      Mark - 2012-11-29 13:12

      There are none so blind as those who will not see.

      butch.poulter - 2012-11-29 13:53

      Write, right or rite, afrikanners or afrikaaners, moron. Are we talking about the same bob thats.

      elgh.elgh - 2012-11-29 14:04

      freedom, you probably just as stupid as the idiot on your profile pick, am I write or wrong.

      johan.louw.399 - 2012-11-29 15:27

      yes , see how many of your tipe is already in jail LUDUKE!!!!grow a brain for a change even if it takes another 300 years !!!

      nadia.graf.50 - 2012-11-29 16:22

      oh no, the help is playing with the computer again!

      Joe - 2012-11-30 09:44

      Are you guys not supposed to be on Stormfront? Run to Aussie, run before it's too late. Internet ninjaz.

  • kosie.nel.14 - 2012-11-29 12:56

    The world according to African leaders!!

  • dragonfire47 - 2012-11-29 13:04

    Well then the anc and ancyl should be jailed too, where do you think the thieving bank charges go to, what a dumb bafoon

  • sipho.zuma.796 - 2012-11-29 13:10

    Nothing this man says should be taken seriously.

      Sibusiso - 2012-11-29 16:38

      How much money was discovered in Mugabe's alleged foreign accounts and in which countries was the money discovered?

  • dalai.rama.9 - 2012-11-29 13:18

    Live the odd man alone (excuse my OBE matric)

  • Rob Allen - 2012-11-29 13:23

    Don't worry about that bob start planing your eternity in hell, not too long now.

  • janis.moolman - 2012-11-29 13:25

    Mugabe why are you still alive. The devil looks good after his childern

  • janis.moolman - 2012-11-29 13:33

    You must go to jail

  • Puseletso Phambane - 2012-11-29 13:36

    nt everything should be abt the colour of one's skin..whn will ths hatred end.point is African leaders r failing the ppl those who cant c ths r jst ignorent

      william.hall.12979 - 2012-11-30 00:23

      had to concentrate to decipher the comment, but I think I agree!

  • vernon.meakin - 2012-11-29 13:42

    You can allways trust mad bob to give us a laugh. You must not steal the money that he is still trying to steal. Clown.

  • elgh.elgh - 2012-11-29 14:01

    Ha ha ha. He is the biggest thief of them all. He's just to scrared there is nothing left for him sto seal, stupid idiot.

  • billyandrew.croucamp.5 - 2012-11-29 14:37

    The pot calling the kettle black..... what a dick

      Sibusiso - 2012-11-29 15:06

      Mugabe and his cronies apparently had their overseas assets incl bank accounts frozen.Somebody out there ,please tell me how much was discovered in those overseas accounts ,in which countries exactly were the monies discovered.The last time I checked ,some (former) Zimbabwean farmers had to attach Zimbabwean properties in SA cos apparently they could not lay their hands on any Zimbabwean cash stashed elsewhere.Where is the frozen cash and how much is it?

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-11-29 16:00

      The frozen cash is in his freezer !

  • crystal.core.5 - 2012-11-29 16:01

    I don't think Robert "Bob" Mugabe has the right to call ANYONE on this planet "greedy". He also should not be cautioning anyone, in fact the Hague should be cautioning him for crimes against humanity including genocide for starters... It would be an international tragedy to humanity if he kicks the bucket before being held accountable for his actions and misery he has brought on his people in an international court.

  • george.michaelides.71 - 2012-11-29 16:06

    Straight from the horses mouth.........THIEF OF NOTE....when you going back to Singapore Bob??

  • sakkie.pretorius1 - 2012-11-29 16:34

    That is why he is so afraid of losing the election and intimidating the people. They are waiting for him at the Hague.

  • ziso.maziso - 2012-11-30 08:30

    If you dont have facts about the current situation concerning financial institutions in Zimbabwe and how they are fleecing ordinary people of their hard earned money then rather SHUT UP!!! do you have any idea how much people are being charged for simple withdrawals or transfers. Are you so blind as not to see when something good is happening? SIES Man!!

  • denny.cray - 2012-11-30 11:42

    "President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday said bank executives and shareholders who abuse depositors’ funds should be jailed for such criminal actions." Agreed. Ditto for politicians who do the same to taxpayer funds. Off you go, Bob.

  • craig.hopkins.376 - 2012-12-02 16:59

    Another African idiot. Surprised no one has put a bullet in this morons small Brain yet

  • roryrori.nare - 2012-12-07 10:01

    look who's talking hehehehe!! he shud first send himself to jail first lol

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