Tag Archives: 19 June 2014

Marange diamond region hit by panic

via Marange diamond region hit by ‘panic and uncertainty’ | SW Radio Africa. 18 June 2014   by Alex Bell The government’s plan to consolidate control of the Marange diamond region is said to have created a ‘panic’ situation, with mining investors, employers and workers uncertain about the future. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa in March… Read More »

EU ambassador criticized for comments on Zimbabwe

via EU ambassador criticized for comments on Zimbabwe | SW Radio Africa. 18 June 2014   by Mthulisi Mathuthu The EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, Aldo Dell’Ariccia, has provoked anger by his statements that there is no leadership crisis in the country and that civil society should be less confrontational when dealing with government. Dell’Ariccia made… Read More »

EU Ambassador Del’Arricia denounced

Zimbabwe Social Democrats denounce EU Ambassador Del’Arricia denial of leadership crisis and chaos in Zimbabwe. Press Release Wednesday 18 June 2014. On a panel discussion in Zimbabwe the EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Aldo Del’Arricia said there was no leadership crisis or chaos in Zimbabwe. “If we had a leadership crisis there would be chaos. We… Read More »

Bulawayo woman arrested for smuggling explosives into SA

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Bulawayo woman arrested for smuggling explosives into SA. 28 June 2014 SOUTH African police have arrested a 41-year-old Bulawayo woman for allegedly smuggling a consignment of 80 detonators into that country through the Beitbridge Border Post. Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said at the weekend that Sibonginkosi Mhlakanipiswa was arrested… Read More »

Ban porn-promoting H-Metro says Sibanda

via Ban porn promoting H-Metro: Sibanda. newzimbabwe.com 18 June 2014 WAR veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda has demanded that the government bans H-Metro and B-Metro, accusing the tabloids of promoting pornography and immorality. Sibanda threatened to lead war veterans into taking matters into their own hands and deal with the problem if the government does heed their calls.… Read More »

Jonathan Moyo suspense as Zanu PF Politburo meets

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Jonathan Moyo suspense as Zanu PF Politburo meets. 18 June 2014 There is a reported suspense among Zanu PF senior officials as the politburo meets tomorrow with many keen on knowing about the extent of damage between President Robert Mugabe and Information Media and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo. In the… Read More »

Fight elite wealth plunder: top economist

via Fight elite wealth plunder: top economist. newzimbabwe.com 18 June 2014 RENOWNED economist Godfrey Kanyenze has called on civil society groups to use their influence to fight the continued plunder of the country’s resources by top Zanu PF loyalists and the military. Kanyenze is a director with the think-tank Labour and Economic Development Research and… Read More »

Mugabe says ready to re-engage West

via Mugabe says ready to re-engage West. New Ziana. 18 June 2014 ZIMBABWE is prepared to restore normal relations with Western countries which have maintained sanctions against Harare since 2000 when the government expropriated prime agricultural land from White settlers, President Robert Mugabe has said. The United States and the European Union (EU) broke economic ties… Read More »

Zimbabwe Military vs. Democracy

via The Military vs. Democracy | The Zimbabwean. 18 June 2014 Christopher Walker spoke to human rights researcher Charles Mangongera about the militarisation of Zimbabwe’s politics, state institutions, and economy. Walker: Given the wide range of challenges that Zimbabwe faces on governance, why is it that you’ve decided to focus on the military’s special role in… Read More »

MDC fight – The real story

via MDC fight – The real story – DailyNews Live. 8 June 20141 HARARE – A 25-page dossier  penned by the “Renewal Team” details a plan to overthrow MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai by destroying his “brand strength” and financial “resource base.” Power point slides obtained by the Daily News yesterday, show that a group of rebels held a strategic… Read More »

Efforts to Relocate 50 000 Illegal Settlers Underway

via allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Efforts to Relocate 50 000 Illegal Settlers Underway. 18 June 2014 The Forestry Commission says it is working with Government to resettle 50 000 illegal settlers that continue to threaten the viability of the timber industry In an interview, Forestry Commission deputy general manager, Mr Abednigo Marufu said the two parties have… Read More »

50,000 children denied HIV drugs | The Chronicle

via 50,000 children denied HIV drugs | The Chronicle. 18 June 2014 by Patrick Chitumba Patrick Chitumba Senior Reporter OVER 50,000 children below the age of 14 are failing to access life-saving HIV drugs, according to shock new statistics by the Ministry of Health and Child Care. The ministry estimates that 104,000 children are HIV… Read More »

EU chides Zim NGOs, critics | The Herald

EU chides Zim NGOs, critics | The Herald. 18 June 2014 by Innocent Ruwende and Nyemudzai Kakore European Union ambassador Mr Aldo Dell’Ariccia, political analyst Dr Ibbo Mandaza and MDC-T member Engineer Elias Mudzuri at a Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition seminar in Harare yesterday Innocent Ruwende and Nyemudzai Kakore— THE European Union yesterday dismissed claims… Read More »

Govt completes drafting 450 laws for alignment | The Herald

Govt completes drafting 450 laws for alignment | The Herald. 18 june 2014 by Tendai Mugabe Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter Government has completed the first draft of 450 laws that need to be aligned with the new Constitution as part of efforts to avert a constitutional crisis arising from the use of the old legislation.… Read More »

Government must reduce child death rate

Government should reduce child death rate – NewsDay Zimbabwe. 18 June 2014 Editorial Zimbabwe is one of the countries in Africa that are not on target for the attainment of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number 4 despite improvements in child mortality rates as shown by successive national surveys. NewsDay Editorial No doubt the country needs… Read More »

MDC-T dismisses Zanu PF monitors

via MDC-T dismisses Zanu PF monitors. NEWSDAY 18 June 2014 by Nqobani Ndlovu National, News, Politics ZANU PF’s decision to deploy its senior party members to monitor the performance of MDC-T legislators in Matabeleland North is a waste of time, the opposition party has said. NQOBANI NDLOVU STAFF REPORTER The Zanu PF Matabeleland North leadership… Read More »

Mpofu pleads with Gorden Moyo

via Amen Mpofu pleads with Gorden Moyo to return to MDC-T. NEWSDAY 18 June 2014 by Nduduzo Tshuma FORMER Bulawayo deputy mayor Amen Mpofu has pleaded with Gorden Moyo to reconsider his decision to quit as MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairperson. NDUDUZO TSHUMA STAFF REPORTER Moyo announced his resignation last Friday citing “violence, hate language, mudslinging… Read More »

Sunday Mail faces $2 million lawsuit

via Sunday Mail faces $2 million lawsuit. NEWSDAY 18 June 2014 by Everson Mushava June 18, 2014 in Courts, National, News ZIMPAPERS’ weekly Sunday Mail has been slapped with a $2 million lawsuit over a story it published in May alleging that Alpha Detail owner and former Rural Electrification Agency chief executive officer Engineer Emmanuel… Read More »

Mudzuri tackles Tsvangirai

via Mudzuri tackles Tsvangirai – DailyNews Live. 18 June 2014 by Mugove Tafirenyika HARARE – Former Harare mayor Elias Mudzuri is reportedly in the running for the MDC presidency, although he acknowledges wrestling with whether to run or not given the “political challenges” he might face for attempting to dethrone party leader Morgan Tsvangirai. While… Read More »