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Global Fund turns down application on technical grounds

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      ©  Global Fund

      Zimbabwe may appeal the Fund's decision

JOHANNESBURG, 29 Jul 2004 (IRIN) - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria has dismissed claims that "politics" were behind a
decision to reject Zimbabwe's US $516 million application, forcing the
country to shelve its plans to scale up HIV/AIDS treatment.

A spokesman for the Global Fund, Tim Clark, confirmed on Thursday that the
country's proposal was turned down for "technical reasons", but stressed
that the decision "had nothing to do with political considerations".

"Zimbabwe's application, like all the others, was assessed by an independent
board of disease experts who found several technical shortcomings. To
suggest that the Global Fund has made a decision based on political merit is
ridiculous. After all, the Fund has worked with countries such as Sudan and
North Korea," Clark told IRIN.

Clark was responding to comments made by David Parirenyatwa, Zimbabwe's
Minister of Health and Child Welfare, who accused the Fund of political

"These are the sanctions that anti-government organisations and the
[opposition] MDC [Movement for Democratic Change] are calling for, and this
has resulted in a humanitarian proposal being turned down," Parirenyatwa
reportedly told the independent Standard newspaper.

Zimbabwe is one of the countries hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic, with an
estimated adult prevalence rate of 24.6 percent.

AIDS activists expressed disappointment over the Global Fund's decision to
exclude Zimbabwe, citing the already limited resources available to tackle
the disease.

Coordinator of the Zimbabwe AIDS network, Kate Mhambi, told IRIN that the
country would have to look "inwards" for funds if it hoped to sustain its
fledgling anti-AIDS treatment rollout.

"There were plans to scale up ARV [antiretroviral] therapy treatment, but it
seems as if these plans will have to be shelved. It is still unclear what
the reasons are behind the Global Fund's rejection, but we do hope that it
had nothing to do with politics. Humanitarian concerns should be completely
separated from political issues."

Mhambi noted that ARVs were currently administered at four major health
institutions, but without the support of international donor funds it was
unlikely that the government would have the capacity to expand treatment

Clark said Zimbabwe had two options: either the country could appeal the
Global Fund decision, or "go back to the drawing board and correct some of
the technical glitches in its original application".

Previous applications for HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention programmes had
been approved and there were "positive signs" that Zimbabwe would receive
the second tranche of a US $9 million grant to support anti-malaria efforts
in the country.

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Conference aims to promote electoral reforms

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HARARE, 29 Jul 2004 (IRIN) - The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN),
in conjuction with the Electoral Insitute of Southern Africa (EISA), will
hold a regional conference on electoral reforms in the resort town of
Victoria Falls next week.

Rindai Chipfunde-Vava, the ZESN national director, told IRIN the conference
on 2 to 3 August would run under the theme 'Regional Initiatives for
Electoral Reform in SADC: Strengthening Democratic Transformation Through
Identified Benchmarks in the Region'.

"The aim of the conference is to create a platform on which delegates will
share experiences in electoral reform initiatives in the region. Delegates
to the conference have been drawn from regional parliaments and civic
organisations, and they will discuss what electoral stakeholders in the
region have agreed are best practices for electoral management, monitoring
and observation," Chipfunde-Vava said.

"We hope to create consensus on the best practices in election
administration and management, particularly at this critical time in the
region's history," she added.

Several countries are facing elections within the next 12 months, with
Zimbabwe holding a highly charged parliamentary poll in March 2005.
Zimbabwe's presidential ballot in 2003 was condemned as flawed by some
international observers, and as a result the country was suspended from the

The Zimbabwean government has indicated that it will implement electoral
reforms before next year's poll. The proposed reforms include reducing the
voting period to one day, using transparent ballot boxes and the appointment
by President Mugabe of an Independent Electoral Commission.

However, opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai
has said he has little faith in the new proposals.

"People are still demanding more measures towards a democratic order. To be
effective, electoral reforms need a solid backing of independent
institutions dealing with electoral disputes, handling political excesses
and taking care of the whole electoral process. There is a deep lack of
trust and fear of electoral fraud - factors that could lead many to conclude
that their vote and their voices are worthless and, therefore,
inconsequential," Tsvangirai said.
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Breaking News (Ireland)

Defence complains after Zimbabwe mercenary trial is adjourned
29/07/2004 - 15:39:03

Prosecutors in Zimbabwe today dropped firearms charges against three of 70
suspected mercenaries who are accused of plotting a coup in Equatorial

Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe, presiding over the brief hearing at a
makeshift court in Harare's Chikurubi maximum security prison, then
adjourned the case until August 18 to allow the prosecution more time for

Defence lawyer Jonathan Samkange accused the state of deliberately delaying
proceedings, which have been beset by haggling with prosecutors over the
charges, evidence and a possible plea bargain.

He said the prosecution was combative and "spent a lot of time fighting"
with the defence team in pre-trial meetings. State lawyers did not respond
to the accusation.

"Far too much time has been lost," Guvamombe said. When the trial resumes,
he said he expects the case to "proceed toward finality".

Prosecutors allege Equatorial Guinea's Spain-based rebel leader, Severo
Moto, offered the group more than ?1.5m and oil rights to overthrow
President Theodoro Obiang Nguema in the former Spanish colony. Seven other
South Africans and Namibians were arrested and face charges in Equatorial

The suspects on trial in Zimbabwe, most of them former members of South
Africa's apartheid-era military forces, maintain they were headed to
security jobs at mining operations in eastern Congo.

The alleged leader of the plot, former British SAS captain Simon Mann,
pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to illegally purchase weapons from
the Zimbabwe state arms manufacturer, but denied they were for use in
overthrowing Nguema.

Defence lawyers said the consignment of pistols, assault rifles, heavy
machine guns, mortars, anti-tank rockets and other explosives was for use
guarding the Congolese mines.

At the 10-minute hearing Thursday, prosecutors withdrew similar charges
against three South African crew members who flew 64 of the suspects to
Harare on March 7, where they were all arrested. But they still face
conspiracy and security charges along with the other suspects.

All 67 people on the plane, an ageing Boeing 727, pleaded guilty this week
to more minor immigration and aviation violations and were immediately
convicted. The offences are punishable by up to two years in jail.

Mann and two associates were already in Zimbabwe when the plane landed and
were arrested later the same day.
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Alleged mercenaries case held off

July 29, 2004, 16:39

The trial against 70 suspected mercenaries has been adjourned in a Zimbabwe
court. The men are accused of plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea. They
were arrested in Harare in March.

On Tuesday 67 of the men pleaded guilty to violating Zimbabwe's aviation and
immigration laws, which carry either a fine or a short jail term. Breaking
the country's firearm and security laws is more serious. The trial resumes
on August 18, when the State is expected to wrap up its case.

Firearms and security charges have meanwhile been dropped against Jaap
Steyl, a pilot, and two other crew members. Briton Simon Mann, the alleged
leader of the mercenaries, yesterday pleaded guilty to attempting to possess
dangerous weapons in Harare, but denied having purchased them illegally.

South Africa's Constitutional Court has yet to rule on the alleged soldiers
of fortune's attempt to get government to prevent their possible extradition
to Equatorial Guinea, where they fear an unfair trial and the death
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Child Homelessness Rises in Zimbabwe
Tendai Maphosa
29 Jul 2004, 13:32 UTC

The number of homeless children working on the streets of Zimbabwean towns
is rising. A survey carried out in Harare and nearby Chitungwiza by the
Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children looks at some of the
reasons behind the rising homelessness.
The report cites Zimbabwe's declining economy as the main reason children
end up living and working on the streets. It says the AIDS pandemic is also
contributing to the number of children who leave homes after losing their

The problem of street kids dates back to the early 1990s, when the
government embarked on an economic restructuring program. According to
official estimates, some 12,000 children are on the streets of Zimbabwean
towns, with five-thousand in Harare and Chitungwiza.

Tranos Masengwe, a senior projects officer at the Zimbabwe National Council
for the Welfare of Children, says the economic downturn is wreaking havoc on
the extended family system, which used to provide a safety net for children
whose parents, for whatever reason, could not look after them.

"In cases where these children are accommodated in those extended families,
you will find that the prime motive will not be to accommodate them, but
perhaps, in some cases, to abuse them, and even take their property that
they will have inherited from their dead parents. After using the children,
then they dump the children," he said.

The report says the number of children who beg for a living or do odd jobs,
like guarding and washing cars to help support families, is also on the

The report says the government and the numerous non-governmental
organizations that run support programs for children are woefully
underfunded. It recommends that, to the extent possible, homeless children
should either be reunited with their families or placed in foster homes.
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Cape Argus

      City firm bids to guard Mugabe
      July 29, 2004

      By Zenzile Khoisan

      A Cape Town company which has already secured a R200 million contract
to supply staff for a security mission to Angola is bidding for a contract
to protect Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.

      Derek Davids, of International Intelligence Risk Management, the
company contracted in a joint venture to protect strategic installations and
personnel in Angola, admitted his firm had been in touch with the Zimbabwean

      "I can confirm that (we) have officially communicated with the
Zimbabwe government in connection with a contract to secure the principal
(Mugabe) and to protect strategic properties
      and installations in that country."

      It is believed that the growing instability in Zimbabwe, arising in
part from the deepening crisis between the Zanu-PF government and opposition
groups, has raised fears of a possible insurgency or a breakdown in military

      The ageing Mugabe is also facing pressure from other African
governments to engage opposition groups.

      A damning report, tabled at the recent African Union summit in Addis
Ababa, accused Mugabe's government of orchestrating a campaign of widespread
human rights abuses.

      Meanwhile, it is understood that the first Risk Management contingent
could leave soon for Angola, where it is to guard mines and VIPs, and act as
a rapid reaction force.

      Sources have told the Cape Argus that some of the applicants for the
mission have already been issued with their advance of R10 000, which
suggests that they are set to depart soon. They will be paid R50 000 a

      The reaction units, comprising highly trained troops, have been a
matter of concern for several local military observers.

      However, the company reiterated that it was only contracted to protect
strategic targets, like mines and prominent political players.

      "The reaction units will only be called in if close protection units
that are guarding the property or life of the principal are under attack.
This is typical military style," said Davids.

      "We are not contracted to get involved in the affairs of any

      Davids declined to discuss his company's operational plans for
"security reasons", but claimed that media coverage of the company's
contract had led to threats and surveillance.

      Dominique Nel, head of NLJ Placement Services which was contracted by
Risk Management to find the 500 military, security, intelligence and
logistical support personnel, said: "We are a small and peaceful company,
but since this contract was publicised, we have been subjected to threats,
people calling my personal cell number and people following us. This must
stop now, because we are not mercenaries."

      In an outburst at the Risk Management offices yesterday, a man who
claimed he had given up his job to take up one of the positions in Angola
said he was upset by the links drawn between Risk Management and Executive
Outcomes, an outfit notorious for its involvement in conflict areas in
Africa. "I am just one big ball of stress, because of this," the man said.
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Zim Online

Fri 30 July 2004

      HARARE ­ The Zimbabwe government is planning to acquire high-tech
equipment from China for the purpose of bugging the internet. This is to
enable it to interfere with the flow of information it considers subversive
as well as the operations of independent internet based media outlets

      Authoritative sources within Posts and Telecommunications (PTC) and
government circles revealed that the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO)
is already looking into ways of controlling internet communication as soon
as the equipment arrives.

      The whole of Zimbabwe has during the past weeks been experiencing
intermittent internet break-downs, which PTC management had failed to
explain, according to sources at the PTC.

      'They merely said that there was work being done in upgrading or some
security measures being implemented. There are CIOs that seem to have been
permanently stationed at Tel One (the state owned hub for internet
providers) and were carrying out some surveys in the past weeks. We
understand that there are some Internet Service Providers (ISP) who have
      agreed to cooperate with the CIOs and let them use their domains for
the tests with samples of equipment brought from China,' a PTC source said.

      Sources within the CIO said that the equipment from China is expected
to be delivered next month. Government would push for the promulgation of a
law allowing it to bug the internet for security reasons. President Robert
Mugabe announced during the opening of parliament last week that government
would introduce a bill in the house to give it powers to control
      communication systems for the sake of 'tightening state security'.

      An official at the Chinese embassy in Harare, Nan Xiao, said  he could
not discuss the matter. 'I can¹t comment on that issue of state security. If
the government of Zimbabwe is taking security measures it is entirely up to
them to announce them,' he said.

      Minister of State for National Security Nicholas Goche also refused to
comment. 'Do you think such issues are discussed in the media? Where have
you seen issues of national security being discussed in the media?'

      Tel One recently asked ISPs to sign commercial contracts obliging them
to take 'all necessary measures' to prevent the transmission of illegal
material on line.

      An official at an ISP in Harare, who spoke on condition of anonymity,
said government would need the cooperation of service providers for it to be
able to control the internet even with state of the art equipment.
Therefore, the official added, it would be difficult for government to
clandestinely succeed in bugging cyberspace. Zim Online

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Zim Online

Land for desperate homeseekers
Fri 30 July 2004

      The Zimbabwe government is parceling  out land to desperate

      A homeseeker in  Chitungwiza near Harare, Lancelot Maganda,  yesterday
told Zim Online that ZANU PF  officials have convened several meetings in
various locations  urging lodgers to submit their names to the respective
      executives of the ruling party. The names would then be forwarded to
the ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing for

      'The system in place appears genuine from outside  but once you have
paid your money, the hand of ZANU  PF becomes more apparent,' Maganda said.
'The leadership of the (housing) cooperatives is made up of war  veterans
and ZANU PF officials. Most of the beneficiaries are Central Intelligence
Organisation (CIO) agents, policemen and lodgers who believe the government
is finally delivering on the housing backlog.'

      ZANU PF spokesperson Nathan Shamuyarira yesterday confirmed the
programme was in place: 'ZANU PF, as the governing party, want all people to
have a place they can call their home.' The party would  prioritise housing
      land ahead of the parliamentary election (in March 2005). 'That is our
central message during the campaigns. The government's objective is to
ensure that every Zimbabwean must own a house irrespective of political
affiliation. We serve everyone."

      Maganda said ZANU PF officials and war veterans,  accompanied by
officials from the minister¹s offices had held meetings with residents in
the various residential areas of Chitungwiza and Harare encouraging them to
go for the 5000 stands that are said to be available for development by

      Agnes Marunda, a Warren Park resident and a lodger for  the past 12
years, yesterday said whatever the motive of government and ZANU PF, she and
her family do not regret having enlisted for stands commissioned a  week ago
      because she needed to own a house.

      'We are attending ZANU PF meetings every month end  in Dzivarasekwa
where the stands are said to be,'  Marunda said. 'Some lodgers have been
given stands  at Lion and Cheetah Park but they have been facing some
problems in
      recent months. If they are capitalizing on our desperation for houses
and they take our money without delivering, then we will definitely punish
them at next year¹s election.  Housing should not be a political issue but a
strictly social responsibility of government.'

      In Dzivarasekwa, war veterans are dishing out  stands ranging between
200 and 300  square metres in size. Prospective homeowners are contributing
$100 000 every month towards the four-roomed houses and pay an initial
deposit of
      $1, 5 million to the Nehanda Cooperative.

      State television at the weekend featured National Housing minister
Ignatius Chombo commissioning  the project, saying it was as one of many
such projects government was pursuing to ensure housing for all in Zimbabwe.

      Chombo has admitted that the government is failing to match demand,
citing, among other things, a lack  of resources. His ministry says the
national housing backlog was 1.5 million units in December 2002, and  the
city council of Harare has a  waiting list of over 300,000 people.

      Harare has more than 10 major informal settlements, some of them
forcibly erected by war veterans despite city council protests. A
Housing-for-All project had also been announced ahead of the 2000 elections.
Zim Online

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Zim Online

Proposed legislation on non government organisations in Zimbabwe 'sinister'
Fri 30 July 2004

      HARARE ­ Legislation on non governmental organisation as announced by
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe last week would be a 'dangerous law for
human rights defenders', the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said.

      Arnold Tsunga, the executive director of ZLHR  and another activist
with ZLHR, Tafadzwa Mugabe, who have obtained a copy of the bill, say the
proposed legislation showed the high degree of government paranoia and
contempt for the regional and international community, whose support
Zimbabwe desperately needs.

      They say the Bill, if promulgated into law, would set rules for  the
operations, monitoring and regulation of all non-governmental
organisations.. It would be administered by Paul Mangwana, the Minister of
Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare or any other minister that
President Robert Mugabe appoints to do so.

      Tsunga said in terms of section 2 of the Draft Bill it was quite self
evident from the definition that every NGO and Human Rights Defenders (HRD)
was covered directly by the planned law. 'Since human rights are universal,
interrelated and interdependent it is quite clear that by using the phrase
Opromoting of and protection of human rights' (to define NGOs) the
government has targeted and included organisations that promote and protect
civil and political as well as economic, social and cultural rights in the
net of organisations that it wants to control.'

      In a paper in the possession of Zim Online, Tsunga and Mugabe say the
government's argument, maintaining that the proposed law is meant to protect
the public interest by ensuring that NGOs are governed and administered
properly and use donor and public funds for the purposes for which they were
established, is a 'hoax'.

      'An analysis of the draft bill will show on the contrary that this is
a political gimmick that is meant to administratively create criminals out
of HRDs and NGOs so as to provide excuses for intrusion, clamp down and
closures of NGOs.'

      Tsunga and Mugabe argue that Section 9 of the Draft Bill also creates
'a minefield' for possible management boards of NGOs as it introduces
personal criminal sanctions against any members in their individual
capacities for sitting on the board of an unregistered NGO.

      The proposed bill also creates a NGO Council composed of 5 civil
society representatives and 9 government representatives, all appointed by
and at the discretion of the President.

      The functions of the council shall be to consider and determine every
application for registration and every proposed cancellation or amendment of
a certificate of registration. The council will also conduct investigations
into the administration and activities of non governmental organisations
'and to take such disciplinary or other action as may be appropriate'.

      Tsunga and Mugabe in their paper: 'These requirements are needlessly
intrusive and show an appetite on the part of government to use the law as a
tool of intelligence against the NGOs and their boards and management. The
provisions are sinister.' In their opinion the bill constitutes 'a grave
abrogation by the Zimbabwe government of its responsibilities to the
      citizens of Zimbabwe as well as its obligation to the regional and
international community'.

      The two human rights activists say the bill is meant to strangle
activities of human rights activists in general because these are usually
employees of NGOs or use NGOs as a vehicle or mechanism to achieve their
goals of promoting and protecting human rights.

      They say under international law, human rights defenders are
identified as anyone who acts to address any human right or rights on behalf
of individuals or groups. They say the range of HRDs is so wide that it
includes work on a broad spectrum of issues such as lobby activities against
arbitrary arrest, detention, summary executions, organised violence and
torture, female genital mutilation, forced eviction, electoral issues,
prisoners' rights, access to health care, children's rights, fighting
against illiteracy, fighting against hunger and starvation, fighting for
environmental protection, fighting against HIV/AIDS.

      'The strange paradox is that HRDs in every region of the world but
mainly in dictatorial and undemocratic states where they are needed most
have become themselves the targets of well orchestrated, systematic and
sustained persecution and reprisals at the hands of the state or appendages
acting with the acquiescence of the state.' Zim Online
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Zim Online

'Daily News' wins damages against Zimbabwe state officials
Fri 30 July 2004

      HARARE ­ The publishers of the banned Zimbabwe paper 'Daily News' and
its sister Sunday paper have won their court case for damages against state

      High Court judge Justice Yunus Omerjee on Wednesday awarded damages to
the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) amounting to Z$7,750 million
(US$ 1550 at the unofficial exchange rate) against the state-run Zimbabwe
Newspapers (Zimpapers), Jonathan Moyo, the Minister of Information and
Publicity, and a mysterious columnist by the name of Nathaniel Manheru.

      The full judgment by Ormerjee still awaits his signature but is
expected to be out within the next few days.

      The lawsuit arose in August 2003 after the ANZ sued the three
respondents for $58 million over media reports carried in the state
controlled 'Herald' claiming that the ANZ's chairman Strive Masiyiwa  was
using the 'Daily News' and the 'Daily News on Sunday' to destabilise the

      Manheru, widely believed to be Moyo, is alleged to have claimed that
Masiyiwa was using ANZ newspapers to oust opposition Movement for Democratic
Change (MDC) president Morgan Tsvangirai so he could assume the leadership
      of the party.

      According to papers filed in the High Court by the ANZ lawyers, the
'Herald' on June 14, 2003 wrote that Masiyiwa owned and ran a newspaper 'to
advance his personal interests in opposition politics.'

      Manheru did not attend the pre-trial meeting held in chambers before
another High Court judge, Justice Alfas Chitakunye. 'Herald' editor Pikirayi
Deketeke failed to produce his columnist claiming that the column was a
product of several contributions from 'Herald' staffers. The judge then
wanted to know who among the 'Herald' journalist had authored the
contentious piece. Moyo's lawyer Johannes Tomana answered that the minister
had been in Masvingo at the time to prepare for a ZANU PF conference in that
Southern city. This led Deketeke to volunteer that he had written the
piece.. Following that admission, after initial denials, Deketeke was forced
to change his court papers to reflect that he wrote the story. Zim Online
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The Scotsman

Weapons 'Not for Coup Attempt' - Ex-Sas Man


The alleged leader of 70 suspected mercenaries accused of plotting a coup in
Equatorial Guinea has pleaded guilty to attempting to buy weapons in
Zimbabwe, but denied they were for use in the takeover attempt.

Former British special forces member Simon Mann, acting for a legal firm of
firearms dealers known as Military Technical Services, admits dealing with
the Zimbabwe state arms maker for nearly five years, defence lawyer Jonathan
Samkange said.

But he says his latest order for a consignment of pistols, assault rifles,
heavy machine guns, mortars, anti-tank rockets and other explosives was for
use guarding mining installations in Congo.

Mann, who has a home near Beaulieu, Hampshire, and the 69 other suspects
face conspiracy, security and firearms charges carrying a penalty of between
10 years and life imprisonment.

Sixty-seven of them pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lesser charges of breaking
immigration and aviation laws when their ageing Boeing 727 landed at Harare
airport on March 7. They were immediately convicted of the offences, which
are punishable by up to two years in jail.

Mann was the only one asked to plead to the more serious charges yesterday.

Prosecutors allege Equatorial Guinea's Spanish-based rebel leader, Severo
Moto, offered the group £1 million and oil rights to overthrow President
Theodoro Obiang Nguema in the former Spanish colony. Seven other South
Africans and Namibians were arrested and face charges in Equatorial Guinea.

The suspects on trial in Zimbabwe, most of them former members of South
Africa's apartheid-era military forces, maintain they were headed to
security jobs at mines in eastern Congo.

Evidence of cloak-and-dagger arms dealing emerged on the second day of their
trial on Wednesday.

Hope Mutizi, marketing manager for Zimbabwe Defence Industries, told a
makeshift court at Chikurubi maximum security prison that his managers
"always stressed paper work should be kept at a minimum" in deals with Mann
and his associates. Regular "end user" certificates for arms purchases were
not issued.

Mutizi testified that he was paid £50,000 in cash as a first instalment for
the latest weapons' purchase at a Harare motel. He received the second
instalment rolled up in a magazine at the same motel, he said.

Mutizi was also present on March 7 when Mann and two colleagues were
arrested at the Manyame air base, adjacent to Harare International Airport,
where they had allegedly gone to inspect the weapons order.

"We were suddenly surrounded by armed men and were asked to produce Zimbabwe
government authority for the sale of weapons," he said. "We were all
handcuffed and taken away."

Mutizi was subsequently released. But Mann and his colleagues, identified as
South Africans Laurens Horne and Jacobus Carlse, were detained along with
the 67 passengers and crew who had landed a few hours earlier.

The case has been beset by delays and haggling between defence and state
lawyers over the charges, evidence and a possible plea bargain.

Earlier yesterday, the defence team announced that their lead attorney,
veteran South African lawyer Francois Joubert, had withdrawn from the trial.
No reason was given.

The case continues today.
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JAG JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Updated 29th July 2004

Please send any classified adverts for publication in this newsletter to:
JAG Job Opportunities <>


1.  Advert Received 22nd July 2004

Experience in Belina and other payrolls.
General office administration including debtors/creditors and petty cash.
Organisation of strategic/board meetings, luncheons and office functions.
Management of the MD and Chairman's diary, typing and correspondence.
Please contact for a detailed CV


2.  Advert Received 22nd July 2004

 Looking for a child minder / maid.

We have 2 daughters (aged 2 and a half and the other is 5 months old). We
are looking for a mature (approx. 40-55 year old) child minder.  Her duties
would be assisting in looking after the children, ironing and hopefully
cooking.  We have a maid who is responsible for cleaning, washing etc. The
position would be live in (Greendale, Harare). Unfortunately due to space
constraints we would not be able to employ some-one with live in
dependants.  Please be assured that should we find the right person we
would ensure that she is properly looked after.

Please contact Richard Tennant on 091 294 701 should you have some-one.

3.  Advert Received 23rd July 2004

Cook and a cook gardner (2 positions) required soonest for small Catholic
retirement home for priests.  Must have traceable references
please telephone Mrs. D'Elia 091311251 0r leave a message
on 705323/725535

4.  Advert Received 26th July 2004

Required Sales Lady for two afternoons a week and every Saturday morning
till 12pm for upmarket Gift Shop in Avondale. Please no time wasters - you
must be able to work Saturdays. Tel Linda 091321640

5.  Advert Received 26th July 2004

WANTED: Couple to manage lodge on Lake Kariba, Zambia.  Must jointly have
experience in client guiding, boat handling, mechanics, construction,
bookkeeping, computer and catering skills.
Kindly forward applications and cv's to The Manager, Gwembe Safaris Ltd,
P O Box 630162, Choma, Zambia
or email


6.  Advert Received 27th July 2004

Gardener needed urgently!
For retired couple in Marlborough.
Housing offered with free lighting/water/ and $110,000 per month. ONLY.
Preferably a SINGLE man. SOME house work may be required from you sometimes.
Someone 35 years or older with traceable references and reasonable English.
Please phone; 091262948


7.  Advert Received 27th July 2004

We are a young family, one small child and another on the way and are
looking for a domestic maid to do household duties and look after the baby.
Must have experience in both areas and be able to speak English. Preferably
an older lady who is willing to move to Kariba and become part of our
family. Must be honest and reliable and be able to provide traceable

Please contact us on the following numbers:-
061 - 2645 or 3041 - 3 (Business)
061 - 2741 (Home and after hours)

8.  Advert Received 27th July 2004


(bordering Botswana)

Newly purchased game ranch is looking for a married couple to set up and
run this new enterprise.  Looking for the following skills:

1) Knowledge of soft skinned plains game hunting.
2) Mechanical background
3) General plumbing and building experience

This may suit an ex-farming couple anyone interested please contact
Chris Brand, Pretoria, RSA
Tel: (012) 996 0028
Cell: 083 2511436

9.  Advert Received 28th July 2004

I am looking for a full-time gardener to work in the Avondale / Kensington
area.  The person must be reliable, very honest, with traceable references
and have experience working in a well-developed garden with a swimming
pool.  A good salary and single accommodation only is offered.

Please contact Val Ingham-Thorpe on 794478 or by e-mail :


10.  Advert Received 28th July 2004

I am looking for a Girl Friday (or Man Friday!) to work two to three
mornings a week at a home-based office in Kensington.  The person should
be computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook Express and the Internet), have
some experience of working in an office and keeping a very simple set of
accounts on Excel, as well as being prepared to run general errands.  It
would most probably suit a semi-retired person or someone with children of
school-going age.

If you are interested please contact Val Ingham-Thorpe on 794478 or e-mail
a brief C.V. to

11.  Advert Received 28th July 2004

Belgravia (near Jag offices)
Older man or woman required Monday to Friday.  Single room available.  Must
be experienced and have traceable references.  Good wages to the right
Telephone 252664
e mail


12 Advert Received 28th July 2004

We have vacancy for couple to help in the running of Service Station and
Supermarket.  Husband to assist with service station and workshop, wife to
assist with Supermarket.  Would suit couple with no school going
dependants.  Housing/vehicle included.  Please send details via e mail
a.s.a.p. or phone 023 407998

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