3 August 2009
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called for South African investment in his country.
“We believe South African companies are better placed to understand the environment in Zimbabwe,” Tsvangirai said at a dinner with South African business and government officials in Sandton on Friday night.
“Instead of attracting foreign investment from Europe and other places, we believe that South African companies can operate in an environment that is almost similar (to their own).”
South Africans are in a position to understand the “politics, economics and potential of the country,” said Tsvangirai.
At the moment, the Zimbabwean government did not have the resources to make major infrastructure investments, “but if there are private companies who would like to go into