Zisco stopped operations in 2008. GOVERNMENT will this week gazette a debt assumption bill for the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Zisco), to clear the way for its takeover of $500 million obligations owed to both local and international creditors, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said yesterday.  Chinamasa said the move was meant to expedite the takeover of Zisco by Chinese firm R&F. In terms of an agreement reached by government and the investor, Zimbabwe would retain some shareholding in Zisco’s mining assets, while R&F, through the Hong Kong-registered Tian Li, would take full control of the steelworks. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over from Robert Mugabe in November last year after a military intervention that forced…