Zimbabwe: Company Assets

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:21 pm on 10 October 2007.

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Photo of Lord Acton Lord Acton Labour 3:21, 10 October 2007

My Lords, further to the point that my noble friend has just made, if this issue is handled by ZANU-PF as poorly as the matter of the commercial farms, is it not likely that this move will lead to still greater unemployment and a still greater number of refugees entering South Africa? In the light of this and of what my noble friend has just said—and pace the noble Lord, Lord Tebbit—what is President Mbeki's attitude to yet more refugees coming as a result of this legislation?