Tag Archives: 19 May 2014

Zimbabwe: Getting back to basics – Eddie Cross

via Zimbabwe: Getting back to basics 18/05/2014 by Eddie Cross in NewZimbabwe LAST week we looked at the need to deal with the demons of our past and the issues of Citizenship. This week we move onto the fundamental foundations for a modern, developing State. What does an investor want to see before committing resources and making an investment… Read More »

Zimbabwe’s economy sliding backwards again

via ‘Zim economy sliding backwards again’ – DailyNews Live 16 FEBRUARY 2014 The potholes on Melbourne Road in Southerton, an industrial district of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, are bone-jarring. A van outside the J. Lyons factory, a surviving outpost of a once-grand British company, is being loaded with jars of processed food. Otherwise the street is quiet. The… Read More »

#mugabe successor: Battle rages on

via Mugabe successor: Battle rages on – DailyNews Live by Lloyd Mbiba 18 MAY 2014 Since President Robert Mugabe was last year re-elected for another five-year term, Zanu PF politics has been dominated by explosive succession battles, some of which have been fought publicly while others, involving back stabbing and deadly rumour mongering, have been quietly simmering.… Read More »

Kereke case: Lawyers wait for prosecution certificate

via Kereke case: Lawyers wait for prosecution certificate – The Standard May 18, 2014 by Phyllis Mbanje Lawyers representing a 15-year-old girl who is accusing Bikita West legislator, Munyaradzi Kereke of raping her four years ago, say they expect Prosecutor-General, Johannes Tomana to issue them with a certificate to prosecute the former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe senior… Read More »

MDC feud and folly of seeking sanctuary in lion’s den

via MDC feud and folly of seeking sanctuary in lion’s den – Nehanda Radio May 17, 2014 By William Muchayi The acrimonious spat in the MDC has not only shaken the foundations of the main opposition party, but, at worst, exposed the limitations in the mindset of those purporting to be fighting for freedom. Not to the surprise… Read More »

SAPS appeals ruling on Zimbabwe torture claims

via SAPS appeals ruling on Zim torture claims 18/05/2014 by Sunday Independent SEVERAL international law experts have described the decision by the SAPS not to investigate the torture of opposition activists in the run-up to the 2008 elections in Zimbabwe as “irrational and unreasonable”. Professor John Dugard, former UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian… Read More »

No ban on maize imports: Made – The Sunday Mail

via No ban on maize imports: Made – The Sunday Mail by emilia zindi | Saturday, May 17, 2014 Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph Made has disputed media reports that Government has banned maize and maize meal imports with immediate effect to protect local farmers. The source of this information remains unclear, but… Read More »

Save Valley Conservancy saga: Mzembi has the last laugh

via Save Valley Conservancy saga: Mzembi has the last laugh – The Standard May 18, 2014 A directive by the Zanu PF politburo for Masvingo Zanu PF heavyweights and army generals to get out of money-spinning conservancies in the Lowveld has boosted Tourism and Hospitality minister Walter Mzembi’s efforts to promote Zimbabwe as an attractive tourist destination.… Read More »

Hwange coal reserves dwindle

via Hwange coal reserves dwindle May 18, 2014 by Ndamu Sandu Zimbabwe Standard HWANGE Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) wants to be allocated new concessions as its reserves are running out. In a May 7 letter to shareholders, HCCL board chairman Farai Mutamangira said coal reserves were critically low. “The coal reserves of HCCL are critically low with… Read More »

Re-engagement with what? – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 17th May 2014

via Re-engagement with what? – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 17th May 2014 May 18, 2014 ‘Re-engagement is the only game in town’ was the message from the platform at a tightly-controlled meeting on Zimbabwe held at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House in London. The meeting was to launch a report ‘Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement: The Long… Read More »