Tag Archives: 21 May 2014

Zimbabwe’s politburo panics over economy

via Politburo panics over economy | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Ten months after ZANU PF government claimed a ‘resounding electoral victory’ over its opponents, President Robert Mugabe appears to be struggling to prop up the struggling economy. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa confirmed the economic woes when he admitted last week… Read More »

Zimbabwe’s economic collapse alarms business

via Economic collapse alarms business – DailyNews Live by Ndakaziva Majaka  20 MAY 2014 With the carnage within commerce and industry escalating at a rapid pace, organised business has added its voice to growing calls for political dialogue in the country as the only solution to Zimbabwe’s deepening economic crisis. Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) president Charles… Read More »

Brazil rules out ZimAsset funding

via Brazil rules out ZimAsset funding – DailyNews Live by John Kachembere  20 MAY 2014 Brazil says it will not financially support Zimbabwe’s projects under its ambitious economic blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset). The country’s ambassador to Zimbabwe Marcia Maro Da Silva told the businessdaily that the southern African nation is too… Read More »

Zimbabwe willing to compensate white farmers, no money to pay

via Zimbabwe willing to compensate white farmers May 20, 2014 NewsDay INFORMATION, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday said government was willing to compensate white farmers who were displaced during the land reform programme in 2000, but currently had no money for such an exercise. According to officials, Moyo said to Danish ambassador to Zimbabwe… Read More »

CFU demands investment security

via CFU demands investment security | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Despite government’s seemingly softening stance towards private property the Commercial Framers Union (CFU) says it has seen an increase in ‘disturbances and upheavals’ in the agricultural sector. The CFU said while it welcomed attempts to attract investors, evidence on the… Read More »

Meikles to shut down Greatermans

via Meikles to shut down Greatermans – DailyNews Live 20 MAY 2014 Diversified group Meikles Limited (Meikles) is shutting down its upmarket Greatermans store and is replacing it with Pick n Pay supermarket. This comes as most Zimbabwean retailers are finding the going very tough due to an acute liquidity crisis coupled with low disposable incomes. They… Read More »

CMED lost $7 million from botched fuel deal

via ‘CMED lost $7 million from botched fuel deal’ May 20, 2014 by Everson Mushava NewsDay DISGRUNTLED workers at CMED (Pvt) Ltd yesterday revealed that the government fleet management company had in fact lost almost $7 million from the botched fuel deal with an indigenous company, First Oil. An eight-member delegation representing CMED workers made the sensational… Read More »

Bhasikiti bans media from visiting Chingwizi camp

via Bhasikiti bans media from visiting Chingwizi camp | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, has banned journalists from visiting the Tokwe-Mukosi flood victims, accusing the media of falsifying the villagers’ situation. A few months ago Bhasikiti also barred former Prime Minister and MDC-T leader Morgan… Read More »

Let’s address media polarisation in Zimbabwe

via Let’s address media polarisation – DailyNews Live by Conrad Nyamutata  20 MAY 2014 The polarisation of the media remains a nagging national question as evidenced by Information minister Jonathan Moyo’s call last week for the media to speak with “one voice.” His plea reminded me of Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s book, Manufacturing Consent, whose central… Read More »

SA accused of ‘u-turn’ in Zimbabwe permit saga

via SA accused of ‘u-turn’ in Zim permit saga | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 The South African government has been accused of making a ‘u-turn’ in its decision to change its Zimbabwe permit policy, amid reports that the authorities have already stopped processing documents. According to the MDC-T structures in… Read More »

Hawks linked to Zimbabwe renditions

via Hawks linked to Zimbabwe renditions  Nehanda Radio May 20, 2014 By Graeme Hosken Several senior Hawks officials have been implicated in the CIA-style rendition of Zimbabwean dissidents. A two-year investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, overseen by the Civilian Police Secretariat, follows the disappearance of at least 16 Zimbabweans from South Africa four years ago. A detailed… Read More »

Concourt hears arguments in Zimbabwe torture case

via Concourt hears arguments in Zim torture case | Mail & Guardian  19 MAY 2014 A Supreme Court of Appeal ruling compelling SA authorities to probe alleged crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe, is being challenged in the Concourt. The Constitutional Court on Monday heard arguments by the South African Police Service (SAPS) asking it to overturn a Supreme… Read More »

Zimbabwe human rights defender wants stronger institutions

via Zim human rights defender wants stronger institutions May 20, 2014 in Washington Fellowship Pan-African human rights defender, Rumbidzai Dube, wants strong institutional structures to promote accountability and good governance. She says the invitation to participate in the first ever Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship in June will allow her to reflect on her work… Read More »

No room for impunity in Zimbabwe | The Herald

via EDITORIAL COMMENT: No room for impunity | The Herald May 20, 2014 The final results of the 2012 National Census recently revealed by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency have been met with mixed acceptance and views. We acknowledge that it would be improper to give undue credence to voices that dispute some of ZimStat’s figures on… Read More »

Lawyer files High Court application to force voters’ roll release

via Lawyer files High Court application to force release of voters’ roll | The Zimbabwean 19.05.14 by Tawanda Majoni A private citizen and constitutional lawyer, Justice Alfred Mavedzenge, on Monday filed a High Court application seeking to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to make the voters’ roll public. The roll has been kept under wraps, with ZEC… Read More »

Minister bans media, grabs Tokwe-Mukosi goods

via Minister bans media, grabs Tk Mukosi goods NewZimbabwe 19/05/2014 MASVINGO Provincial Affairs Minister, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, has banned the country’s “scandalous” media from visiting the Tokwe-Mukosi flood disaster victims, accusing the press of falsifying information on the plight of the troubled villagers. Bhasikiti told a group of Harare-based journalists at the weekend that they were not welcome to Chingwizi camp which… Read More »

Zimbabwe agrees uni-visa with Zambia

via Zim agrees uni-visa with Zambia, eyes tourism boost | The Source May 19, 2014 Zimbabwe and Zambia have agreed to implement a uni-visa regime starting next month to boost tourist arrivals between the two countries, a move the neighbouring states expect to precede a common visa for Southern Africa, tourism minister Walter Mzembi said on Monday.… Read More »

Mathebeleland is under siege

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Mathebeleland is under siege by Mbonisi Gumbo 19 May 2014 We in Mthwakazi Republic Party believes that Mathebeleland is under siege from ZANU PF propagandists who are attacking us from all fronts be it socially, economically, culturally, politically, educationally, and politically. In fact they have taken their time to perfect their 1979 GRANDPLAN and… Read More »

Irony of politics and hunting in Zimbabwe

via Irony of politics, hunting – NewsDay Zimbabwe May 19, 2014 by Wisdom Mdzungairi The irony of the slaughter of elephants and other mammals for trophies is subject to debate as it is thought that the funds accrued from trophy-hunting or ivory are miniscule in comparison to the value of these animals as eco-tourist-drawing cards. The debate was… Read More »