The Tanzanian Government has announced that it is to expel the giant British based trading company, Lonrho.
The Tanzanian Government has announced that it is to expel the giant British based trading company, Lonrho. The 18 companies owned by Lonrho in Tanzania are to be nationalised within three months. Lonrho is accused of expanding its interests in Southern Africa and breaking sanctions imposed on Rhodesia by the United Nations.
SYNOPSIS: In Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital, Lonrho has controlled the production of a wide range or goods-from cars and tractors to neon signs and office equipment. Lonrho's business interests extend throughout Africa. The Tanzanian government has accused the company of meddling in the political affairs of southern Africa as well as financial manipulation.
The company has denied the charges, but the expulsion order has been welcomed by several black Nationalist groups. The Vice-President of the Zimbabwe African National Union, Simon Muzenda, has described in as a "great gesture in our liberation struggle". The Tanzanian government-owned "Sunday News" has stopped up the campaign to discredit the company -- warning Lonrho's 2,500 employees to guard against possible sabotage of these factories before the take-over.