Yes. Apparently discussions are underway on "when" this might happen. Not only that, but for the "vibrant" mines the government is now talking about "PPP" :
I am speechless....
President Banda says government is considering taking over operations of mines that are facing operation difficulties on the Copperbelt province. President Banda has disclosed that government through the ministry of mines is having discussions as to when government would nationalise the mines.
He said government will not nationalise mines with vibrant operations because its vision is to encourage the private public partnership spearheaded by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry in conjunction with the ministry Mines Ministry.
The President was answering questions from Journalists shortly before departure for Kasama, in Northern Province where he has gone for a four-day official visit.