via Company closures climbdown: You have been pranked – NewsDay Zimbabwe April 1, 2016
Our story in which government has reportedly shelved plans to shut down companies that have failed to comply with the country’s indigenisation policy was an April fool’s Day prank.
NewsDay was today inundated with calls of people who wanted clarification on whether indeed Indigenisation minister has shelved plans to revoke licences of non-compliant companies.
As of this morning the government position on revoking licences has not changed.
According to Wikipedia, the custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one’s neighbor is recognized everywhere. Some precursors of April Fools’ Day include the Roman festival of Hilaria, the Holi festival of India, and the Medieval Feast of Fools.