Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Threatens Swiss Properties after Visa Denials

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has warned Switzerland he would "reciprocate" after his wife and top officials were denied visas to attend a UN meeting in that country, state media said Monday. "Now they are showing that they are vicious and we will reciprocate because they have their properties here," Mugabe said in the state-run Herald newspaper. "We are not without means to reciprocate," he said. "It is violation of rules and regulations governing host countries of UN meetings." Mugabe's wife Grace, his personal bodyguard, and four top officials were denied visas to attend to a meeting of the UN's International Telecommunications Union in Switzerland, causing the trip to be cancelled, according to state media. The six are on the sanctions list imposed by the European Union and backed by Switzerland, which is not an EU member. Switzerland has not commented on the visas. Swiss food giant Nestle operates a factory in Harare, which produces cereals and powdered milk for the local market. http://allafrica.com/stories/201110311172.html

Mugabe Threatens Swiss Properties

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has warned Switzerland he would "reciprocate" after his wife and top officials were denied visas to attend a UN meeting in that country, state media said Monday.

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