Barclays to stay

I REFER to the article “Barclays Bank downscales” (businessdigest, October 10). You attribute to me the statement that Barclays “… would be forced to quit Zimbabwe”.
I hav

e never made such a statement. Barclays has no plans to cease operations here as the announcement made on October 7 makes clear. Barclays is committed to Zimbabwe and intends to play a major role in future.

I assume when you said the statement was made on December 31 to shareholders you were referring to Barclays’ annual report for the year ended December 31, 2003. But there is no such remark in that document.

RM Mupawose,

Barclays chairman.