Angry over what he perceives as Western influence in Zimbabwe's politics, President Robert Mugabe said the time would come 'tit for tat' retaliation against foreign-owned companies.
Strong man takes the reins for a fifth consecutive term as his chief political rival in Zimbabwe calls the inaugural a 'party held by a robber.'
President Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980. On Thursday, Mugabe was sworn in for a new five-year term. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai boycotted the ceremony.
Mugabe prepares to be sworn in for his fifth term amid outrage over the fate of a young activist who died in police custody.
Facing doubts of a fair hearing, and difficulties obtaining crucial evidence from authorities, on Friday Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change withdrew it's challenge to President Robert Mugabe's reelection.
Amnesty International reports that especially in Zimbabwe's rural areas, away from any accountability, allies of Mugabe have been targeting opposition's female political activists.
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change has called the election a sham, but without international support the party is flailing.
On national 'Heroes Day,' the man who has ruled Zimbabwe for 33 years tells his rivals off, as many worry about political and economic revenge.
Many citizens and groups worried about Mugabe's promise to usher in 'the final phase of the liberation struggle.'
It may all be rhetoric and bluster. But after Robert Mugabe won last week's contested election in a 'landslide,' his circle is talking takeovers of foreign-owned banks and businesses.