Tag Archives: 24 May 2014

Let freedom flourish in broadcast sector – MuckRaker

via Let freedom flourish in broadcast sector – The Zimbabwe Independent by MuckRaker May 23, 2014 Have you heard the intense squealing that goes on when countries such as the Netherlands express their support for democratic diversity in broadcasting? All sorts of dubious “experts” are wheeled out to complain bitterly about foreign intervention in the Zimbabwe broadcasting process… Read More »

Zimbabwe gets Dubai diamond cash, auctions to continue with new broker

via Zimbabwe gets Dubai diamond cash, auctions to continue with new broker | The Source May 23, 2014 Zimbabwe has finally received full payment for diamond auctions conducted in Dubai in March and is lining up more sales in the emirate, Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa said on Friday, but the government is looking for alternative brokers after… Read More »

Zimbabwe orders diamond miners to sell gems through Reserve Bank

via Gvt orders diamond miners to sell gems through Reserve Bank | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Friday, May 23, 2014 The cash-strapped ruling ZANU PF government has issued an order to all diamond miners in the country to sell to their gems through the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). The permanent secretary in the… Read More »

Zimbabwe’s civil society urged to prioritise local issues

via Zim civil society urged to prioritise local issues | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Friday, May 23, 2014 A day after a well supported civil society protest in Harare, held in solidarity with the kidnapped Nigerian school girls, civic groups in Zimbabwe have been urged to also protest pressing local issues. The march was… Read More »

Environment awareness campaigner targets the next generation

via Environment awareness campaigner targets the next generation – NewsDay Zimbabwe May 23, 2014 in Washington Fellowship Environmental activist and award winning innovation entrepreneur, Verengai Mabika, says programs such as the Washington Fellowship generate the confidence youth need to attain greater heights. “It turns theory into practice and that’s what we need to deal with the complex… Read More »

Indigenisation now a mess

via Indigenisation now a mess – The Zimbabwe Independent May 23, 2014 GOVERNMENT’s controversial indigenisation programme has now degenerated from being unworkable to the depths of confusion bordering on a circus as authorities, from President Robert Mugabe to the lowest officials, contradict and even clash with each other publicly. While at the beginning it was characterised by… Read More »

Local is lekker president!

via Local is lekker president! – The Zimbabwe Independent May 23, 2014 Editor’s Memo with Dumisani Muleya MANY people who saw online British public service television broadcaster, Channel 4’s video footage showing President Robert Mugabe entering an upmarket private medical facility in Singapore could have pitied the panic-stricken Zimbabwean leader and his wife Grace as she helplessly protested… Read More »

#mugabe back home after ‘routine’ eye check-up

via Mugabe back home after ‘routine’ eye check-up | News24 2014-05-23 President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe returned home from a medical check-up in Singapore on Friday after a week in the south-eastern Asian state, leading to renewed questions about the health of the 90-year old leader who has no obvious successor. Africa’s oldest and longest serving leader – who… Read More »

Zanu PF ally sinking in Malawi polls

via Zanu PF ally sinking in Malawi polls – The Zimbabwe Independent May 23, 2014 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s close ally, President Joyce Banda, is heading for defeat in Malawi’s tripartite elections but has alleged serious vote-rigging despite controlling instruments of the state. A crestfallen Banda, who spoke to journalists for the first time since the polls yesterday,… Read More »

Army outmanoeuvres politburo

via Army outmanoeuvres politburo – The Zimbabwe Independent May 23, 2014 by Owen Gagare THE Zimbabwean military this week flexed its muscles to outmanoeuvre the Zanu PF politburo after it pressured President Robert Mugabe to declare Brigadier- General John Zingoni a national hero from where he is in Singapore on the eve of its extraordinary meeting to discuss… Read More »

MDC-T Guardian Council sucked into factional tussle

via MDC-T Guardian Council sucked into factional tussle | SW Radio Africa by Nomalanga Moyo on Friday, May 23, 2014 The MDC-T’s Guardian Council chairperson Sekai Holland says she was forced to read out a statement whose contents did not reflect what the elders had resolved. Holland delivered the statement Thursday, following a two-day meeting of the… Read More »

CFU urges investigation of farm-based murders since 2000

via CFU urges investigation of farm-based murders since 2000 | The Zimbabwean 23.05.14 by Sofia Mapuranga Charles Taffs, the Commercial Farmers’ Union (CFU) president, today urged the police to investigate murders that have taken place on farms since the start of the fast track land redistribution programme in 2000. President Robert Mugabe’s government embarked on the unplanned exercise… Read More »

Zimbabwe’s farmers face escalating violence and land invasions

via Zim farmers face escalating violence and land invasions | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Friday, May 23, 2014 The Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe (CFU) has warned the there are escalating incidents of violence, intimidation and farm takeovers across the country, and called for an immediate moratorium on any land grabs. Speaking in Harare… Read More »

War vet arrests: Angry leaders vow more invasions

via War vet arrests: Angry leaders vow more invasions 22/05/2014 by Nkosana Dlamini NewZimbabwe WAR veterans leaders have rubbished the surprise arrest and incarceration of 169 former fighters for invading vast tracts of private sugarcane plots in Chiredzi and Triangle last week. Police for once took action and arrested the militant group in an unprecedented response to recurrent… Read More »

Estates invasion new worry for Zimbabwe investors

via Estates invasion new worry for investors 22/05/2014 by Reuters from NewZimbabwe HUNDREDS of illegal settlers invaded sugar estates owned by the Zimbabwe units of South Africa’s Tongaat Hullett this week, raising new concerns about the security of foreign investment in the country. While production was not affected, the invasions will worry investors already uneasy over President Robert… Read More »

Kasukuwere must explain

via Kasukuwere must explain  The Fingaz 22 May 2014 LAST week, we were taken by surprise when Parliament barred former empowerment minister, Saviour Kasukuwere from giving an explanation on how he handled controversial community share ownership schemes in Marange. Clerk of Parliament, Austin Zvoma, said since Kasukuwere left the ministry, he no longer had the obligation to… Read More »