Zimbabwe: President Mugabe Accuses Tobacco Giant of Sabotage

The Zimbabwean President has blasted the British American Tobacco (BAT) for allegedly sabotaging local cigarette manufacturers in order to maintain its market dominance.

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  • Zimbabwe:  Espionage Case - Net Closes in On Saboteurs

    The Herald, 3 December 2012

    THE net is closing in on officials from British American Tobacco and other companies accused of collaborating with South African tobacco firms to engage in corporate espionage to ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Espionage - President Speaks Out

    The Herald, 29 November 2012

    PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday expre-ssed concern at allegations that British American Tobacco was collaborating with South African tobacco firms to engage in corporate espionage to ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  British American Tobacco-Sucked in Alleged Industrial Espionage

    The Herald, 24 November 2012

    British American Tobacco, which has been sucked in the case of alleged industrial espionage Zimbabwe is investigating, was once dragged to court in South Africa on similar ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  'British American Tobacco Spying On Competitors'

    Zimbabwe Independent, 16 November 2012

    British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Holdings Ltd (BATZ) is allegedly spying on its competitors and had adopted an industrial espionage strategy a few years ago, an internal document ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Hijackings an Inside Job - Chihuri

    The Herald, 16 November 2012

    The suspected industrial espionage in which South African companies reportedly hire hijackers to steal export cigarette consignments in transit is an inside job by local tobacco ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Hijackers Bleed Cigar Exporters

    The Herald, 12 November 2012

    ZIMBABWE is investigating possible industrial espionage amid reports that South African tobacco firms are hiring hijackers to pounce on export cigarette consignments in transit to ... read more »