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Zimbabwe looks to China for strategic partnership

The Scotsman

ZIMBABWE'S military wants to forge a new "strategic partnership" with China,
an increasingly important ally as Robert Mugabe's government fights
international isolation, an official newspaper said yesterday.

Mr Mugabe, 82, is seeking friends in Asia under an economic and diplomatic
drive called the "Look East Policy", developed after the West accused his
government of human rights abuses.

Analysts say Zimbabwe plays an important role in China's strategic plans to
increase access to African oil and other raw materials.

The state-run Herald newspaper said Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander
General Constantine Chiwenga told a group of Chinese military visitors
Zimbabwe's army had benefited greatly from Chinese aid. "The ZDF have
pledged to further establish and develop a new type of strategic partnership
with China, featuring political equality and mutual trust, economic win-win
co-operation and cultural and technological exchange."

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Foul Play Suspected Over Death Of Mugabe's Top Bodyguard

Zim Daily

            Wednesday, March 29 2006 @ 04:10 AM BST
            Contributed by: correspondent

             The bereaved family of President Robert Mugabe's top
presidential guard Winston Changara, who died under mysterious circumstances
in Harare Monday, say they suspect foul play. Changara, who at one time was
demoted after exposing First Lady Grace Mugabe's alleged extra-marital
affairs, died at Parirenyatwa Hospital. Family members said they were
shocked with the death of Changara, who they said was fit and never had any
medical problems.

            "He was poisoned," quipped a family member who preferred
anonymity for security reasons. "He just came back from work and started
vomiting blood. We strongly suspect foul play." Changara was the head of the
police Close Protection Unit and Mugabe's number one bodyguard. He was
demoted allegedly after Grace complained to her husband that the trusted
police guard had made advances on her and that he had also indecently
assaulted her. The top policeman was demoted from his rank of assistant
commissioner and banished to the police commissioner's pool, an internal
facility to punish and frustrate errant senior officers. Changara was
reinstated after telling a committee of senior police officers that Grace
had lied against him because she wanted him removed from near Mugabe after
he had threatened to let the President know of her alleged extra-marital
affairs with an exiled Zimbabwean businessman and a serving government

            The internal police committee headed by deputy police
commissioner responsible for human resources, Barbra Mandizha, was appointed
by Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri to interrogate Changara before a
formal board of inquiry could be set up to carry out a more detailed probe
into the allegations against the former presidential guard.

            At the time a source, privy to the deliberations of Mandizha's
committee, said: "He plainly told them that he was being fixed by the First
Lady because he had threatened to spill the beans and let the President know
of her affairs. "Changara said Grace wanted him removed from near Mugabe
because this was the only way to make sure he would never be close enough to
her husband to tell him that she was seeing other men." A statement released
by police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena said: "The commissioner of police,
deputy commissioners, officers and members of the police have been deeply
shocked by the sudden death and extend their deepest condolences to the
Changara family, relatives and friends.

            "The death of Senior Assistant Commissioner Changara has indeed
robbed the nation of a true hero, hard working and resourceful police
officer." According to sources, Changara told the police committee that he
had only threatened to expose Grace because he feared Mugabe's wrath were
the President to find out his wife's alleged affairs on his own and the fact
that his long-serving bodyguard knew about such affairs but kept quiet.

            Changara was demoted as Mugabe's top bodyguard after Grace
allegedly told her husband before the couple were to leave for China last
July that she was not going to board the same plane with the police guard
because he had made advances on her and also indecently assaulted her. A
replacement guard, Arthur Makanda, who was commander of police in Harare
district, had to be called to take over Changara's duties after Grace
allegedly insisted that she would not be part of the entourage to Beijing if
Changara was not removed.

            After his demotion Changara was immediately placed in the
commissioner's pool where he served after reportedly turning down advice by
fellow senior officers to simply accept his fate and quietly retire from the
police force. He was later reinstated on Mugabe's orders.

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Botswana Legislators Call For Tougher Stance Against Mugabe

Zim Daily

            Wednesday, March 29 2006 @ 04:09 AM BST
            Contributed by: correspondent
             The Botswana government is under pressure from some of its MPs
to take a tougher stance against President Mugabe, blaming him for the
influx of illegal Zimbabwean migrants into their country. According to media
reports from Botswana, the MPs said the deteriorating socio-political and
economic situation in Zimbabwe was having a knock-on impact on their

            They said the number of illegal migrants fleeing hunger and
political persecution was increasing. They reportedly condemned the
victimisation of border jumpers by Botswana's Special Support Group, saying
it was Mugabe who deserved to be punished instead. Botswana's state-owned
Daily News reported that Chapson Butale, the MP for North-East and other
legislators, were putting pressure on President Festus Mogae to denounce
Mugabe and urge him to address the crisis in his country.

            The paper reported: "Some local MPs have called on the
government to urge Mugabe to restore order in Zimbabwe and contain the
illegal influx of Zimbabweans into Botswana." The MPs expressed their
concern during a recent session of Parliament. "We are punishing the victims
instead of the man who caused all this," said Butale. "Let us take on the
Zimbabwe government because that is where the problem lies." Mompati
Merafhe, Botswana's Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Minister,
was reported to have reiterated:"We want to be constructively engaged with
Zimbabwe because the country is our important neighbour and we believe our
interests can be best served if we maintain a healthy dialogue."

            The Daily News reported Merafhe was reacting to reports that the
United States government was urging Harare's neighbours to mount pressure on
Mugabe to pave the way for fresh elections by handing over power to a
transitional government. An unnamed US official was quoted by the French
news agency, recently as saying: "What we are telling them (Zimbabwe's
neighbours) is that there has to be a transitional government in Zimbabwe
that will lead to a free and fair internationally supervised elections."
President Mugabe has previously dismissed such calls.

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Thoughts on the current situation

From an anonomous source:

"Here are my thoughts on the current situation as I see it.  I'm talking
about the whole society now and trying to apply the principle of Cause and
Effect to it.  There is passive, inexorable genocide taking place and it has
been in place for some time...long before "Murambatsvina".  Everyone was
reluctant to use the word "genocide" because it wasn't like Rwanda.  I have
used it  a couple of times and one other has used it frequently.   There is
a pattern here.  Now suddenly one or two other people are starting to use
it.  Suddenly we learn that an estimated 200,000 of the displaced people
last year are already dead, and hundreds of thousands close to death.  A
government doesn't have to physically kill people if you can just make them
ill or starve them to death. It is still genocide.  The reason that the word
is now being uttered is although it is passive it has hit level seven on the
International Genocide Watch scale definition. There are only eight levels,
and level eight is "the denial after the fact". The average citizen doesn't
even realise that it is happening, or cannot conceptualise it.  We have no
basic human rights, we have the highest inflation rate in the world, and we
cannot even afford one decent meal a day.

Is it just "bad governance" or deliberate?  A combination of both, with a
bias towards the latter, I think.

We all know the Cause.  The Effects are the smashed economy, lack of
sanitation, lack of food, or the money to buy it, power-cuts, dirty water,
medical care... all the LACK.  One can look at this "lack" as a series of
walls that have to be climbed every day one after another to just maintain
enough energy to be able to start the next day's climbing.  This is just
surviving.  Now one starts each day with the same amount of energy (with the
wages frozen now) and the height of each wall is doubled every two or three
days.  Under this system it does not take long before you are not able to
climb the first wall.  There are two ways of climbing - by corruption or by
transparency.  The corrupt will climb for longer but will eventually also
succumb, the transparent will succumb much more quickly.

I have little difficulty in remembering an essay that I read written about
two years ago by Jill Baker, former head of Radio 3 in Zimbabwe.  It
concerned a conversation that she had with one of her "new colleagues" in
the broadcasting  facility.  She asked him what the Marxist concept of
"power to the people" really meant.  He said that it was what was "used" to
motivate the people into action.  Once in power, he said, the REAL power was
the "power of the chosen few" and  was the ability to have a starving man on
his knees before you, begging for a bowl of food.  And to either give it to
him or deny him it.  That was her defining moment...she left the country
within six months!  That was in 1983, I think!

If the Cause had been removed some time ago, then we might have been able to
slowly start dismantling the walls.  But that isn't going to happen before
it is too late for virtually everybody.

Politically the pro-senate faction concept essentially leaves the Cause and
Effects in place, just a little "prettier" on the surface, but the same
underneath.  They are receiving little attention anyway..they are a joke to
most.  We know that this group are composed of a massive "plant" in the
first instance.

The anti-senate concept of civil disobedience to bring "negotiation" is the
only hope...but I hope that people have still got the strength.

 If we look to the activists' role here, it has been effective mainly to
promote awareness outside the country.  Although many people in other
countries are lobbying for something to be done, their governments in some
cases are shouting for change, it is all just talk and no action at the end
of the day.  I wish that I were wrong, but there will never be any form of
international intervention here.

Internally, the activists are too few on the ground.  The marches,
demonstrations, protests consist at the most of hundreds.  They are easily
broken up.  As with the politicians, there has not been cohesion between
them.  Each group has it's own agenda to deal with one of the Effects. They
do not unite against the Cause.  Now, there are calls by the anti-senate
faction for an "All stakeholder's conference"  This just may sway the
balance.  The pro-senate group are seen for what they are...sellouts!   It's
all just talk, talk ,talk while people die... that is the feeling on the
street.  There are many involved who are actually just serving their own
egos as well.  In any other country, tens of thousands would rise up.  It
hasn't happened here, but it must now!   And if it was unsuccessful then
"they" would have the perfect excuse for active genocide.

Which brings us to civil society in general...those who are on the side of
good... The rest are not worth commenting on...they are just making all our
lives more difficult.

Let's make it simple because if anything, this government has brought
everybody together in some form of destitute unity.  The feelings flow over
from one group to another anyway.  Nevertheless...the less educated black
people just say that "It is a problem." and they leave it at that.  The
educated black people are very angry, things have reached boiling point.
The food insecurity, water problems, power cuts, etc. have finally reached a
point where people do not know where to turn.  There is no longer a
leadership that can focus this anger into a positive direction, so if there
is an explosion, I don't know what direction it will take.  The white people
left here are happily prepared to say how terrible things are, they are few
and make little difference anyway.  But, and here lies a terrible problem,
GENERALLY the very dangerous mind-set of the non-politically minded white
population left.

They will NOT accept the situation as it really is!  They continually "try
to make a plan".  They continue to fight the effects and gloss over the
problems.  They keep trying for normality in an abnormal situation.  They
continue to try to have a "normal" life, to be "true-blue Zimbabweans"
facing up to hardship, to fight for "survival from day to day", "make every
dollar count"  They will not lie down when ordered, when they are told to
close their businesses for a stayaway, they won't. They frequent coffee
houses like it is a  "holiday", they will not listen!  They will not give up
their daily pleasures or one dollar of business to make a statement.  "It
will get better", "This cannot last much longer", "we are waiting for
Change".  This  amazing ignorance and general cowardice of many of them,
cannot go on.   Don't worry...this also fits the bill of the middle-class
black's a fluid mix.  There are others who will continue to
suffer, with the full knowledge of what is happening.  It is a mind-numbing
"dream-world" for most.  They don't even realise that their real potential
could be "Outside Fighting IN"!  Or UNITING  internally once and for all.

The tenacity of all of these people is admirable, but it is this very
tenacity and resilience  that will finally bring them down!  This resilience
and tenacity is just what the regime wants. They want to say to the
world..."there is no problem,everything is going on like it should, The NIAA
festival is  completed, HIFA is taking place, Big music concert in Bulawayo
in June...WHAT'S THE PROBLEM!  EVERYBODY IS HAPPY!"  That is where these
people are doing a great disservice to this not telling the
truth by cancelling and boycotting this "normal" looking activity.  If they
would only do it once, it would send a clear message to the world that all
is not right in the State of Zimbabwe.

The way I see it, there is only a couple of choices left:

Stay and have one's dignity and then very life stripped away, or GET OUT and
try to make a life in a relatively sane continent.  Not that any continent
is totally sane, but it would at least be nice to be able to buy a soft
drink from a shop!

The other choice is for all good Zimbabweans to rise up at one moment and
sort this bunch out once and for all.  This is an incredibly difficult  task
to accomplish, given the low levels of physical and mental energy that
Zimbabweans have right now, but it is the only way to establish our rights
and life again.

I went to Westgate shopping mall and did a tour or reconaissance the other
day.  There are something like 70 shops there.  Of those not closed down
completely, only four shops had a single customer in them!  These were the
two chemists and the two food outlets.  Nobody can even afford  to buy a
piece of clothing or a pair of shoes.  There is as of today, hardly anyone
even buying food...they can't afford the prices, even if the food is

My family had to be pro-active in getting our 'phone back on line.  We went
to the source...they told us that they were fuel !  There are
hundreds of 'phones out of order due to theft of cables.  We gave them a
million dollars ( 5 litres) of fuel plus some medicine provided from my
friend in US to come and fix the system.  That was the only way to avoid
weeks of communications loss, and try to help in the best way I can.

If this final effort fails, frankly the dice are loaded big time.  The only
solution I can see is to get out by any means possible.

If the people of Zimbabwe will not UNITE once and for all in a very short
period of time, and I mean weeks,  I see a wasteland littered with the
skeletons of the people who would not face the truth!

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Damages Survey Form

From: "Justice for Agriculture" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:39 AM
Subject: Damages Survey Form

The questionnaire attached to this letter is a very important document.

This is a questionnaire on the experiences of farmers and their workers,
and is the first stage of a three-stage research process being undertaken
by JAG. The data from this questionnaire will be supplemented by some
interviews with people who are available in Zimbabwe. This stage of the
research process aims at being able to give a complete overview of what
has happened for farmers and farm workers over the past 5 years. It is
the simple story of what happened, and is similar to the kinds of
research studies done recently on Operation Murambatsvina.

The second stage will involve the compilation of a dossier for submission
to various human rights bodies in the world. After receiving back your
completed questionnaire, JAG's lawyers will reconfigure your
submissions into the form of an affidavit.  This affidavit will be
returned to you, for you to attach your signature in the presence of a
lawyer, who will then attach his/her stamp and signature.

These affidavits will be used by JAG as supporting evidence when we
present our demands for compensation for damages to various international
human rights bodies.

The final stage is the ongoing completion and compilation of the Loss
Claims Document, which will aim at the longer term and the possibility of
a compensation/restitution process for the loss of land and damages.

Nothing in this questionnaire is meant to contradict or supplant the Loss
Claims Document, and it is only meant for advocacy and lobbying purposes

All the findings from this first stage will be compiled into a detailed
report on the experiences of farmers and their workers. The report will
be as widely circulated as possible so that all relevant bodies and
parties are aware of the extent of the damages and losses incurred by
farmers and their workers over the past 5 years. All names and farm
identities will be protected and held in the strictest confidence.

Please read the instructions for completing this questionnaire. We do not
believe that it is a very difficult questionnaire, and we have tried to
keep it as simple as we can without losing important material. It does
not ask for the detail of your experiences - not because we believe that
these are not important, but because it would make the questionnaire into
a Loss Claims Document, which is designed to follow this initative.

With your support this is a challenge we will win.  This is the first
stage in the battle in the war for justice and restitution

Instructions for completing this Questionnaire.

Firstly, remember this is a survey and not a loss document, so you merely
give answers to the best of your memory. You do not need to refer to any
documents or records that you have.

Secondly, just rely on the best memory that you have about events and
losses and amounts of money.

Thirdly, when it comes to estimating damages in money, just work with the
best "ball-park" US$ figures of the value at the time that things were
stolen or lost or whatever. Use your memory as best that you can and do
not try to go to records. This is what will be done in the Loss Claims
Document, and any views that you express in this questionnaire will not
conflict or invalidate statements that you make in the Loss Claims

Personal information:

If you wish all this information to be confidential or anonymous, please
leave blank the sections relating to your name and the name of your
farm.  This information will be kept confidential anyway.

Section 1:

This section deals with the human rights violations experienced by you,
and your family. It is meant to get statistical information about the
events, and is not meant to be a human rights report in the sense of the
details of what happened to you. This will enable us to compare the
experiences of the farmers with similar experiences of other victim
groups in Zimbabwe over the same time period.

Section 2:

This section deals with the human rights violations experienced by your
employees. It is meant to get statistical information about the events,
and is not meant to be a human rights report in the sense of the details
of what happened to them. This will enable us to compare the experiences
of farm workers with similar experiences of other victim groups in
Zimbabwe over the same time period.

Section 3:

This section deals with the various ways in which you attempted to get
the support of the courts and the law enforcement agencies in dealing
with various illegalities. Again, it is an attempt to get a statistical
overview of what happened and not a human rights report. This will leave
out many very important personal details about your experience, but these
details will be compiled later in the Loss Claims Document.

Section 4:

This section deals with the losses and damages that you incurred. As
indicated above, you should rely on your memory and not see this as
requiring either the detail or the exactness required in the Loss Claims
Document. Here we are trying to get an economic estimate of the damages
as a whole, but only an estimate, as the full details of the losses and
the damages will emerge in due course from the Loss Claims Document.

Remember, as we said in the covering letter, we are primarily trying to
tell the story of the experiences of farmers and farm workers over the
past 5 years. The information will fill in the gaps in the international
community and public's knowledge of what happened, and tell the most
complete story of what happened.






ID Number:


Telephone Numbers:

Cellphone Numbers:



Were you forced to renounce your previous Zimbabwe citizenship?

Name of farm:





Are you still living on the farm?

What number of full-time employees did you have?

What number of part-time employees did you have?

What number of employees family members lived on the farm?



Do you know who currently occupies your farm?

Was this person directly involved in any actions involved in taking over
your farm or in evicting you?

1. Personal:

1.1 Have you or any of your family experienced any of the


No of people affected





Unlawful arrest [arrest without a charge]

Unlawful detention [detention longer than 48 hours]

Abduction or kidnapping


Death threats

Forced attendance at political meetings

Political intimidation

Held hostage

Forced to join ZanuPF or make contributions to ZanuPF

Had pet animals killed or maimed

Deliberate killing or maiming of wildlife


2.1 Perpetrators:

Were any of the following involved in the above?


No of people involved


Uniformed Branch

Riot Squad

Support Unit





War Veteran

Youth Militia

ZanuPF member

Farm employee

Member of Parliament

Provincial Governor

Provincial Administrator

District Administrator

Member of President's Office

Other [specify]

2. Workers:

2.1 Have any of your employees or their families
experienced any of the following?


No of people affected





Unlawful arrest [arrest without a charge]

Unlawful detention [detention longer than 48 hours]

Abduction or kidnapping


Death threats

Forced attendance at political meetings

Political intimidation

Held hostage

Forced to join ZanuPF or make contributions to ZanuPF

Young persons forced to join ZanuPF Youth

Denied food relief if not member of ZanuPF

Specific intimidation of workers in authority on the farm


2.2.  Perpetrators:


No of people involved


Uniformed Branch

Riot Squad

Support Unit





War Veteran

Youth Militia

ZanuPF member

Farm employee

Member of Parliament

Provincial Governor

Provincial Administrator

District Administrator

Member of President's Office


3. Legal actions:



Did you object to the designation of your farm?

Did you contest your designation in the Administrative court?

Date that legal challenge made



Did you acquiesce or concede under duress to the acquisition of part or
the whole of your farm?

Were you forcibly evicted from your farm?



Did you ever obtain a court order to continue using your farm free from

Date of court order(s)

Number of court order(s)

How much in US$ have you spent on legal fees and lawyers?



Did you ever try to get the police to enforce a court order?

Number of times



Was it successful?



Did you ever try to get the police to stop violence or intimidation
against yourself or your workers?

Number of times



Were the police ever helpful?

Number of times



Did you ever see the police intimidated themselves?

Were sympathetic or professional policemen transferred away or removed
from duties?

4. Damages suffered:

4.1 Farm owner:

Loss of property

Value in US$

Estimate in US$ the value of all moveable property stolen, or damaged
beyond repair by illegal actions. Include forced sales due to extortion.

Loss of property from burnings

Value in US$

Estimate in US$ the value of all immovable and moveable property burned
completely or damaged beyond repair by illegal actions.

Loss of livestock

Value in US$

Estimate in US$ the value of all livestock stolen or killed illegally.


Value in US$

Estimate in US$ the value of all crops stolen or destroyed.

                Loss of earnings

Value in US$

Estimate in US$ the amount of total income lost in the time that you have
been unable to conduct normal farming operations.

NOTE: This should be purely profits after tax and should be based on the
last full and unaffected farming year. It should also include anticipated
increases in profits were you able to have continued farming.

Costs of medical treatment

Value in US$

Estimate in US$ the amount of medical expenses incurred by your family or
your workers from injuries due to violence.

4.2 Farm workers:



Were any of your employees forced to renounce their citizenship?

Redundancy pay

Value in US$

How much in US$ did you pay out to your former employees when you had to
leave your farm?

Wages lost

Value in US$

Estimate the total amount of wages in US$ that your full-time and
part-time employees have lost since you had to discontinue farming.

Note: This should be based on the last full farming year.



Did your employees lose their homes due to illegal destruction or

Did your employees lose property due to theft or extortion?

Social amenities Lost



             Did you provide any of the following for your workers?

Solid structure housing [brick]

Toilet facilities

Piped water

Electricity and/or lights

Vegetable gardens

Farm store


Orphanage or orphan care

Adult education

Sponsored sport

Social benefits Lost



How many pupils?

Did you provide a school on your farm?

Did you subsidise children attending another school if you had no school
on your farm?

Has the school been downsized?

Has the school been closed?

Social Benefits Lost


How much in US$ did the school cost per year?

Did you have a school on your farm?

Social Benefits Lost


How much in US$ did the clinic & medical cost per year?

Did you have a clinic & medical care on your farm?

How much in US$ did this cost per year?

Did you provide AIDS awareness training/teaching on your farm?


Number died

Do you know how many of your former employees have died since losing
their jobs on the farm?

Do you know how many direct family members of your former employees have
died since losing their jobs on the farm?

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Sipepa Nkomo in court for fraud and corruption charges

                    Sipepa Nkomo facing fraud and corruption charges
unearthed by The Daily News in 1999.

      By a Correspondent

      FORMER Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) group chief executive,
Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates' Courts
facing corruption and fraud charges for crimes committed in 1998 at the
Mining Industry Pensions Fund (MIPF).

      The trial was however postponed to July 10 by Harare regional
magistrate, Sandra Nhau, because the defence counsel had not been served
with summons in time to prepare for the trial. The defence has requested for
more time to prepare for the trial.

      Prosecutor Obi Mabahwana alleges that Nkomo, then the principal
officer of the MIPF, allegedly committed the offences between 1997 and 1998.

      The State alleges that from December 1997 to March 1998, the company
entered into a partnership with two companies, Makoni Cooper (Private)
Limited and Taylor Woodrow Construction of America to form another company
called Taymin (Private) Limited which would construct the magnificent Angwa
City building in Harare.

      Nkomo allegedly misrepresented to the Board of Trustees of MIPF that
the fund needed to buy shares into Makoni Cooper and Concept Office
Furniture in order for them to have equity in the ownership of the new
company, Taymin.

      Little did the Board of Trustees know that Nkomo was settling his $570
000 debt with Concept Office Furniture and that he was part of Makoni

      As a result, the board authorised the release of $3 million to Makoni
Cooper International, wholly owned by Carelse Juul.

      Nkomo further misinformed the board that MIPF would have a controlling
shareholding in the new company.

      At the same time, Nkomo allegedly did not disclose to MIPF that the
administration of his personal company, Sipepa Enterprises, had been taken
over by Makoni Cooper.

      He also never disclosed to the board that his load with UDC of $570
000 had been cleared by Concept Office Furniture on his behalf.

      It is also the State's case that Nkomo corruptly caused the
appointment of Trevor Carelse Juul's company, SBT Juul Africa as architect
development managers. Trevor Carelse-Juul, his accomplice in defrauding the
MIPF, abandoned a prosperous business empire and fled from Zimbabwe in
December 1999, never to return. The Daily News ironically broke the story of
Nkomo defrauding the MIPF resulting in Trevor Carelse Juul running away from
the country.

      The allegations at the MIPF were apparently swept under the carpet at
the time. Meanwhile, Nkomo emerged in 2002 as the chief executive of the
Daily News, the very paper which exposed his fraudulent activities, in the
first place. Nkomo then fires the Editor, Geoffrey Nyarota, in mysterious
circumstances and, ultimately, causes the downfall of The Daily News, thus
rendering, in an act of poetic justice, those who caused his own downfall at
MIPF instantly jobless.

      Nkomo has recently been hit by misfortune. He resigned from the
newspaper to participate in November's controversial senate elections with
the Welshman Ncube camp of the MDC. He lost the election and in the meantime
the ANZ had announced he had resigned from the company. Finance director
Brian Mutsau, who was tipped to take over from him, then sustains multiple
stab wounds in the back on the company premises and police investigations
linked Nkomo to the attacks. Mutsau, who then immediately resigned, was
apparently trying to stop Nkomo from taking ANZ equipment with him.

      Nkomo then announced that he never resigned from the company in the
first place, adding he was still very much in charge. No-one in the company,
even chairman Professor Norman Nyazema, challenged him, although there is
evidence that Nkomo was actually fired by the ANZ board.
      Nkomo was then appointed the deputy director of elections for the
Welshman Ncube camp of the MDC and the following day, the Attorney General's
Office announced it was prosecuting Nkomo for crimes committed in 1998 and
swept under the carpet in 1999 hence the trial.

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Politics a 'zero-sum game' in Zimbabwe

New Zimbabwe

By Tonderai Munakiri
Last updated: 03/29/2006 08:49:44
I THINK most Zimbabweans have come to the conclusion that politics in our
country is a "zero-sum game" after watching the democratic forces in
Zimbabwe fall apart.

The winner in our politics takes all and the loser loses all. There is very
little political accommodation in Zimbabwe going by the current events in
the democratic camps.

ZANU PF could have been made history had all opposition forces united to
dislodge it from power.
A closer look at the results of the democratic forces that won the "no" vote
during the constitutional referendum in 2000 vindicates my assertion. During
the "no vote" campaign every democratic force sang the same hymnal from the
same hymn book and everyone was motivated by the interests of the country
and not by any self-gains.

Unfortunately today self-interests have taken precedent over national
interests. The divorce in the MDC is a good example of the failure to
accommodate political differences.

We have splinter parties that have been formed all over the country and one
wonders why Zimbabwe should have more than two political parties when the
country has no more than 12million people. Most of the first world countries
have two official political parties.

The current piecemeal and divided forces will not deliver Zimbabwe from the
tyranny. The current political intolerance will not end the hunger that is
threatening to knock on every Zimbabweans' door this season, the current
turmoil in the opposition camp will not end the foreign currency shortages,
the current disunity in the opposition camp will continue to scare investors
and donors and the current scenario is a groundswell for poverty and disease
which have caused havoc in this southern African country.

It is rather absurd for the top six MDC to argue that the "Senatorial
elections" precipitated the split in the party. History and posterity will
surely judge the top "six" harshly for this breakup because a simple issue
like senate elections would surely not have caused this acrimony which we
have been reading about in the newspapers everyday. The trading of insults
is analogous to children engaged in a street fight. Some of the things we
heard about the six leaders are not supposed to be washed in public because
it is dirty linen. How can we trust these leaders when simple issues over
participation in an election can cause such a big rift?

Ironically the new child on the bloc (Mutambara) is seeking not to
participate in future elections. This decision was made way far before the
2005 parliamentary elections by all civic groupings and only to be
overturned a few weeks before the 2005 parliamentary election.

If these collective efforts and decisions were to be implemented
collectively we would surely be somewhere with our democratic struggle. We
are where we are because there has been lack of cohesion and focus which is
needed when one confronts a formidable rival like ZANU PF. Only consented
pressure and unity will see the birth of a new Zimbabwe. We had passed the
first stages of this democratic struggle and when we were almost reaching
the final stages we were let down by a leadership that is yet to understand
what conflict management is all about as well as what it means to serve the
national interest.

One wishes our opposition leaders could learn from politics on the other
side of the continent. For instance, in America, every politician is
cognizant of the national interest; every leader knows that their different
ideologies matter less when it comes to national interest. In America,
leaders come together when the national interest is at stake and they go
back to their parties when ideological issues arise. Added to this, politics
this part of the world is not a "zero-sum game", politics is a program of
political action and accommodation to serve the national interest.

A lot of theories have been advanced to explain the reasons why African
leaders never share a political table. There is the poverty theory which
says there is a very little national cake and everyone is going for grabs.
While poverty could account for the current fights, we would think that
leaders are less motivated by their self-interest than they would by the
interest of the nation.

Another theory has been the "colonial hangover". This theory says following
the departure of the colonialists, nationalists became too drunk with power
that they forgot to empower the masses that fought for the liberation of the
country. Now the Mugabes of this world think that they have a right to
mortgage Zimbabwe to the East just because he went to the bush to fight the
colonialists. Zimbabwe is too big to be owned by one man or person and so we
all have a stake not only in the governance but even in the resource
allocation of the country.

Another theory has been that there is very little training regarding the
history of the country and conscientization about the value of being a
Zimbabwean. Some Zimbabweans revoke their nationality the moment they leave
their country for greener pastures or for neighboring countries. This is
because we lack consciousness about what it means to belong to a country and
to be a citizen of a given country. While Americans have every reason to be
proud of their country, they have never stopped to be patriotic even when
the chips are down.

Americans have continued to identify with their country even when over 2000
soldiers have died in the Iraq war. The Democrats and the Republicans are
all agreed that the Iraq war must be won and not abandoned. Zimbabwean
leaders on the other hand are ready to divorce over simple electoral issues.

One wonders why all small opposition parties cannot join hands with a bigger
opposition camp so that they do no split the votes and so that they can form
a formidable opposition. Margaret Dongo's ZUD is a classic example of a
party that was buried politically because she never wanted to embrace the
winds of democracy that were sweeping across Zimbabwe. If every democratic
force were to be united and mobilize its constituency, we could surely see
another victory similar to the "no" vote during the constitutional
referendum polls. Zimbabwe would be liberated and delivered from the jaws of
poverty, bad governance today. However, as long as opposition forces are in
disarray, ZANU PF will never be dislodged from power.

At the moment, the two MDC factions have a crisis of legitimacy because we
all don't know what is really going on. Who is the real MDC, what are their
programs of action? Do we not risk another civil war should one of the MDC
factions win the Presidency? While a conflict is healthy, a divorce is very
dangerous because it steals the morale of the people, disillusions voters
and is a betrayal to the many that have lost and risked their limbs for a
new Zimbabwe. Those who died for the democratic struggle must be turning in
their graves because after laying all the groundwork, the leaders failed to
take the battle further because of their personality problems.

In any organization, leaders must learn that conflict is normal and even
healthy. It does not take rocket science to recognize this. The split within
the MDC camp was unfortunate because it should be noted that the Zimbabwean
crisis only worsened in 2000 after Mugabe and ZANU PF realized that they
were under siege following their great loss at the constitutional referendum
polls. The "great loss" by ZANU PF was followed by the passage of repressive
laws and a retribution war on every democratic force.

"War Cabinets" were created so that the wrath of Mugabe could be unleashed
on his perceived adversaries. Mugabe was not going to surrender power
without a fight and when we thought that the MDC and other like minded
forces would fight back we suffered a major set-back when the opposition
started to discord amongst itself. What a great betrayal MDC! But the point
l am making is that had it not been for the MDC, Zimbabweans could have been
in a better situation than they are now. Maybe we could still be having
electricity, clean water, affordable bread and other basic commodities but
ZANU PF is in a "survival fight" and they have taken every bad policy to
survive the siege. The MDC was to exert consented pressure on the tyranny
until the mission was accomplished.

It is for this reason that it is imperative that all democratic forces; the
students, workers, the independent media, diasporas and every stakeholder
start to sing the same hymnal in order to dislodge ZANU PF from power.
Disagreements should be allowed but these should not divert our attention
from the national project of making Mugabe history.

Only when democratic forces unite and adhere to one agenda can we see a new
Zimbabwe being realized otherwise this will turn out to be one pipedream
that shall never see the light of the day. The current acrimony in the
opposition camp is not healthy if we are to give Zimbabwe a fresh start. The
current forces need to be pulled in one direction and only by doing that can
we achieve true opposition that can challenge a formidable ZANU PF. Remember
ZANU PF had its own struggles but these never derailed them from the
national project which they completed at independence.
Munakiri is a regular opinion writer and writes from South Africa

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Zimbabwe, low on food, close to chaos under Mugabe

National Catholic Reporter

Issue Date:  March 31, 2006

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

In 1980, at the end of a civil war, Zimbabwe was relatively prosperous. This
southern African state -- formerly Rhodesia -- was the breadbasket of the
region. Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader turned prime minister, had won
independence from Britain, and presided over a nation of promise. Mugabe was
celebrated in the country and by other African leaders as an African David
fighting international Goliaths.

Today the country is in economic chaos. Critics say political chaos must
soon follow.

The country is now a net food importer. Rampaging inflation and chronic
shortages of foreign currency, fuel and food are the most visible signs of
an economy in its sixth year of recession.

The government's own Central Statistical Office put the official annualized
inflation rate at 411 percent at the end of October. In a nation of more
than 12 million, as much as 70 percent of the work force is unemployed.

Today's crisis situation grew from a ploy Mugabe used in 2000 to buoy his
sagging political fortunes. After 20 years of dominance, Mugabe's Zanu PF
party faced its first formidable opposition, a coalition called the Movement
for Democratic Change. Zanu PF had rewritten the constitution, but the
Movement for Democratic Change defeated it in parliament -- Zanu PF's first
public defeat since independence.

Mugabe turned to his political base, the veterans who served under him in
the war of independence. In what he called the Third Uprising, Mugabe began
to confiscate commercial farms owned by whites. Though he claimed to be
redistributing the farms to landless peasants, in truth the land went to the
war veterans and cronies. Commercial farming, the lifeblood of Zimbabwe's
economy, virtually stopped.

Meanwhile, Mugabe expelled the foreign media and clamped down tight on
domestic journalists, at one point closing the leading English language
newspaper in the country, The Daily News, because it didn't back him.

Nothing has been the same since. What the future holds is not clear.

In May last year, Mugabe unveiled Operation Restore Order. Ostensibly a move
to clean up slums and dens of crime, Operation Restore Order displaced at
least 700,000 people, primarily from urban areas that strongly backed the
Movement for Democratic Change.

Religious groups expressed concern -- but mostly from outside the country.
Religious leaders inside Zimbabwe are divided. Mugabe, a Catholic educated
by Jesuit missionaries, regularly attends Mass in the capital, Harare.
Zimbabwe's bishops' conference (the county has nine Catholic bishops) has
been largely quiet on bad governance, economic mismanagement, graft and
human rights violations, and has not organized to apply much pressure on

One exception is Pius Alick Vundla Ncube, archbishop of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's
second largest city.

From his modest office lined with posters of Pope John Paul II, Mahatma
Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Ncube told NCR that while
many of Zimbabwe's religious leaders sit on the fence, he is prepared to die
for the country's poor and disenfranchised.

He doesn't hesitate to call Mugabe "arrogant" and a "dictator." He has
charged that the president and his political party are using food as a
political weapon.

Ncube has been threatened, and he told NCR he is under constant surveillance
by government spies in the Zimbabwe's national intelligence organization.

During parliamentary elections in 2002, the Zanu PF targeted Ncube in a
booklet titled "Traitors Do Much Damage to National Goals." People close to
the archbishop fear that a recently passed constitutional amendment that
allows the confiscation of passports of government critics could end Ncube's
international travel, which he uses to tell the story of human rights abuses
to world audiences. Domestic media has stopped talking to the archbishop.

In an interview with the South African Catholic weekly, The Southern Cross,
before elections last year, Ncube said Mugabe's Zanu-PF party was "going up
and down the country telling people, 'If you don't vote for us, you don't
get any food, and then we're going to come back and burn your houses.' "

Noting that large areas of Zimbabwe were experiencing a drought, Ncube said
that the government had obstructed international agencies from distributing
food. The Zanu PF won the parliamentary elections.

In June while visiting the Vatican, Ncube told Catholic News Service that
Mugabe should be arrested and prosecuted by an international court for
ordering Operation Restore Order. Ncube said the plan sought to drive Mugabe's
opposition back to the famine-hit countryside for political re-education, as
the Pol Pot regime did in Cambodia in the 1970s.

Mugabe told a British TV station that Ncube was an "unholy liar" for making
claims of extreme food shortages and famine.

The archbishop rebutted: "But we know. We have a church hospital, we have
clinics, and we know that people have died of malnutrition."

Godfrey Magwenzi, the charge d'affairs and deputy head of the Zimbabwean
Consulate in London, told Channel 4 News that nobody in Zimbabwe took Ncube

"The sewage and filth that spills out of that man's mouth should shame and
embarrass all men of the cloth," he said.

Ncube's opposition began some 15 years ago when he was involved with
rescuing ethnic Ndebele villagers from massacre at the hands of Mugabe's
notorious army unit, the Fifth Brigade. The president said he was putting
down an insurgency, but human rights groups in the country are calling it
genocide. As many as 25,000 Ndebele died in what is called the Gukurahundi

For Ncube's episcopal ordination in 1994, Mugabe joined the crowd witnessing
the installation of Bulawayo's first black bishop. Five years later, the
president vowed not to attend the funeral of Zimbabwe's vice president and
nationalist hero Joshua Nkomo if the Bulawayo archbishop was presiding.
Ncube stood aside, and newspapers the next day ran photos of Mugabe proudly
receiving Communion from a white missionary priest.

In May when Operation Restore Order began, Ncube said one of his brother
bishops told him, "This is a small thing. It will end soon." After Christian
development agencies and outside religious groups and the United Nations
condemned the home demolitions, the Catholic bishops finally issued a
pastoral letter in June calling for a halt, but they have done little else
as a group.

"The Zanu PF plays on ethnic loyalties," Ncube told NCR. "If you are
[ethnic] Shona you are not expected to criticize Mugabe, and this has found
its way into the conference.

"There were some local [clergy] -- and also missionary priests actually -- 
who initially supported Mugabe," Ncube said. "But when he plunged the
country into economic difficulties, they changed their opinion about him.

"Some of my colleagues sympathize with Mugabe," he added. "Mugabe is very
cunning. He has given some church leaders farms to silence them."

Asked if the church could excommunicate Mugabe, Ncube said it is possible,
saying the archbishop of Harare, where Mugabe resides and attends Mass, has
such power. But Ncube questioned the wisdom of such a move.

"It depends on what is expected to be derived from excommunicating him. But
Mugabe is a very arrogant man. He could do worse harm to the people and hit
back if he were excommunicated," the archbishop said.

Many believed that newly installed Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare would
be a strong critic of the president, but this has yet to happen. Ncube
defends his Harare counterpart for trying to balance the politically
volatile center of government.

"He has pursued a policy of neutralism and does not want to be seen as
alienating Zanu PF officials and supporters who belong to the church. He
wants to be there for both the [Movement for Democratic Change], which
virtually controls the capital, and for the Zanu PF who occupy the seat of
power," Ncube said.

Does Ncube see an end to Zimbabwe's trials? "It is difficult to see how
these hardships will end," he said. "It must end, because if it doesn't,
many more people will die."

Marko Phiri is a freelance journalist based in Zimbabwe.

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Ministries accused of abusing funds

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

Farirai Machivenyika
issue date :2006-Mar-29

THE Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee yesterday accused the ministries
of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the then Agriculture, Lands
and Rural Resettlement of abusing public funds in 2003.

In a special report to the House of Assembly, the committee painted a dark
picture of financial management in the public sector, saying most ministries
had failed to submit  financial statements to the Comptroller and
Auditor-General's office, among other discrepancies.
The committee noted that in 2003, there were irregularities in the
distribution of farming inputs valued at over $776 million that were
unearthed in the agriculture ministry headed by Joseph Made as a result of a
poor system of internal checks and controls.
The report did not state how the public service ministry abused funds.
The local government ministry was also accused of diverting funds for
construction of houses to recurrent expenditure.
Presenting the report, chairperson of the committee and Glen Norah
legislator, Priscillah Misihairabwi-Mushonga said: "Your committee is
perturbed by the general nonchalant attitude by line ministries in the
execution of their duties."
The legislator said accounting officers in the ministries were not
submitting financial statements to the Comptroller and Auditor-General's
office in contravention of the Audit and Exchequer Act.
"Your Committee noted with displeasure that over the years a number of
accounting officers were not complying with the requirements of Section 31
(4) of Audit and Exchequer Act (Chapter 22:03), which states that financial
statements for fund accounts must be transmitted to the Comptroller and
Auditor General within three months after the end of the financial year.
This was despite that the Accountant General wrote to such officers,
reminding them of their obligations to submit such returns," she said.
The committee identified 16 ministries that had not subjected their returns
for scrutiny since 2002, including Agriculture, Justice, Public Service,
Office of the President and Cabinet, Defence, Finance, Industry, Mines,
Transport, Local Government, Education, Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs,
Higher Education and Energy and Youth Development.
Misihairabwi-Mushonga also lambasted the government procurement system,
especially in the Justice and Mines ministries, where she said there was
rampant corruption characterised by payment of goods not supplied, nepotism
in awarding tenders and purchasing of sub-standard goods from non-reputable
The committee, the legislator said, observed that there was poor management
of the suspense account in most ministries and in some instances registers
were not available for audit or were not up to date. The suspense account
comprises advances (loans), disallowances and temporary deposits.
"Your committee was perturbed to observe that the debt recovery system for
advances (loans) and disallowances was in most cases ineffective with some
balances having to be written off.
"Some ministries circumvented the advances purpose by directly charging to
the vote (budget allocation). This created problems in the event of a
shortfall. Your Committee strongly condemns this practice and implores the
ministries to stop forthwith," Misihairabwi-Mushonga said.
She added that there were instances where some staff members were given loan
advances without clearance of previous ones, in direct contravention of
standing regulations.
The committee commended government for introducing the Public Financial
Management System (PFMS) that is currently run by all ministries.
The PFMS is an information technology that connects all ministries through a
wide area network controlled by treasury and has resulted in the ministries
producing monthly releases and other expenditure control thereby reducing
overspending on budget allocations.
 The committee, however, noted that the system had experienced problems due
to lack of computers, inadequate staff-training and that newly created
ministries were not in the system, among other challenges.
Misihairabwi-Mushonga said there was no budget allocation to pay interest on
bank overdrafts accrued by ministries, adding that this had resulted in
funds allocated in annual budgets for other uses being used to pay the
Harare North legislator, Trudy Stevenson seconded the adoption of the report
she said was "shocking" and added that those accused of misappropriation of
public funds should face criminal charges.
"Ministry of Local Government used money for building houses for recurrent
expenditure and that is criminal when there are people without houses,"
Stevenson said.
Among other recommendations, Misihairabwi-Mushonga said, it was the
committee's view that relevant ministries whose department had been
qualified by the report: "Within 10 days after the adoption of a select
committee report, the vice president or the minister under whose portfolio
the matters raised in the report falls shall, in all cases provide a
comprehensive response hereto in the House."
She said government should discuss the report at Cabinet level and also take
disciplinary measures against those accused of incompetence and corruption.

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Chamisa spies on Mutambara

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2006-Mar-29

Last Sunday, anti-Senate spokesperson Nelson Chamisa covertly attended a
rally addressed by the pro-Senate leader Arthur Mutambara and his deputy
Gibson Sibanda, apparently on a spying mission.
Chamisa sent a cell message to this reporter soon after the rally, claiming
only 800 people had attended.
"Mutambara addresses less than 800 people at St Mary's rally," read the
Chamisa, also legislator for Kuwadzana and secretary for information and
publicity in Morgan Tsvangirai's faction, later phoned stressing that minus
800 people attended the rally.
Asked how he came to that conclusion when he had not attended the rally,
Chamisa claimed he was present, albeit clandestinely.
The young politician further claimed that the anti-Senate faction - he
termed the real MDC - held a rally in Harare's Budiriro 5 attended by about
10 000 people on Saturday.
He boasted: "Yesterday (Saturday) we addressed a rally in Budiriro 5 which
was just a provincial rally, but it was attended by between 8 000 and 10 000
party supporters. I passed through St Mary's coming from Dema.
"I went there (pro-Senate faction rally) and I was shocked that between 500
and 800 people attended the rally. It certainly cannot be an MDC rally. We
have thousands of supporters in St Mary's."
He then scoffed at the pro-senate rally a fortnight ago at Bulawayo's White
City Stadium saying only 3 000 people attended.
"You cannot hold a rally in Bulawayo that will be attended by less than 5
000 people. We are going to Bulawayo.and you will see how many people will
attend our rally.
"The people have spoken from congress and continue to speak. They bused
people from as far as Mhondoro because the people in St Mary's snubbed
them," added Chamisa.
Asked why he was so concerned by events in the other camp if Tsvangirai's
faction was certain the people were fully behind them, Chamisa said he was
bitter Mutambara was trying to high-jack "other people's project."
"He (Mutambara) should form a new party to show the world he has the best
ideas than some of us who have been toiling and fighting .not clinging on
other people's project. I listened to his speech. It was a schoolboy
speech," he said.
He denied having hired a mob that vainly tried to disrupt the rally. Nyau
dancers and a mob started waving Dynamos flags while Mutambara was
addressing the gathering.
Yesterday St Mary's legislator Job Sikhala and pro-Senate faction defence
secretary said: "It's a game we are aware of and that does not worry us at
all. It shows the extent of desperation in that camp. How can they hire
street kids and Nyau dancers to disrupt our programme?"

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Zesa warns industry of power cuts

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

Golden Sibanda
issue date :2006-Mar-29

LOCAL power utility, Zesa Holdings, has warned industry that it would effect
power cuts during the winter period as part of measures to balance up supply
to demand mismatch caused by crippling power shortages the country is
Industry commended Zesa for appraising it about its plans in advance in
contrast to a situation where it would effect spontaneous power cuts, which
would have devastating effects on an already ailing industry and economy in
Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) president Luxon Zembe confirmed
that the power utility gave notice pointing out that Zesa had been forced to
do that by critical shortages of power in the country and southern Africa in
"Zesa did communicate to us that because of the overwhelming increase in
demand and shortages of foreign currency to import power they would resort
to load shedding to balance up supply and demand. There also is no foreign
currency in the country to import power from the region," said Zembe.
Zesa is planning massive load shedding over the winter period when demand
for electricity is expected be extremely high for both industrial and
domestic use.
Load shedding would also affect both sets of consumers.
The ZNCC president commended the power utility for making its plans clear,
as that would give companies time to prepare in advance, which would
minimise the ripple effects of unforeseen power cuts.
Zesa Holdings general manager, corporate communications, James Maridadi last
week confirmed that the power utility would effect blanket power cuts to all
consumers during winter.
"Demand for power is highest during winter as is the case anywhere the world
over. As such, since the country is facing power shortages Zesa would effect
load shedding because consumption is very high during this period," said
Zembe said industry and the power utility agreed to sit down and draft an
all-encompassing strategy to deal with the impending planned power cuts over
the winter period.
He pointed out that industry understood Zesa's challenges and the fact that
there was not much the power utility could do to avert the dire consequences
of power cuts.
"We all are in a crisis and so we have to put our heads together and see
what strategies we can come up with for the whole country because this is a
national problem," Zembe said.
The ZNCC boss said Zesa's problems required concerted efforts from all
stakeholders since the amount of financial resources required to address the
country's electric power crisis was enormous.
He pointed out that some of the power utility's equipment at its electricity
generating stations were broken down and required a considerable amount of
hard currency to rehabilitate Zesa to at least operate at optimal levels.
Zembe indicated that there was no way of escaping this challenge except to
join hands as a nation and come up with strategies to mobilise financial
resources to solve the issue of crippling electrical energy shortages.
This was particularly so considering that in the face of expected regional
power shortages next year, the country would have to fork out even more for
all electricity imports it would make.
Critical power shortages would pose
yet another difficulty for local firms already battling a myriad of problems
that include
a shortage of fuel, hyperinflation running
at 782 percent, high borrowing and
production costs and shortages of critical
raw materials.
Southern Africa is expected to experience crippling power shortages, which
would limit the country's import options in addition to the fact that
countries that would afford to export some of their electricity would seize
the situation and offer to sell at very high rates.
Zesa is still battling to raise foreign currency to expand Kariba South
hydro-power plant as well as raise capacity at two of its thermal stations
in Hwange.

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Noczim employee nabbed over $600m fuel scam

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2006-Mar-29

A Harare man who allegedly drained more than 60 000 litres of fuel worth
over $600 million from National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (Noczim) and
diverted it to some unidentified customers after lying it had been pumped
back was arrested last week.
Michael Ngwerume was employed by Noczim at its Msasa Depot as a bulk loader.
Allegations were that on April 9 last year, Ngwerume and accomplices Silent
Murombedzi, Norman Chinorwira, Robson Kanyati, Chenjerai Chimbwanda and one
Munetsi - all on the run - loaded a U-Link truck with 16 990 litres worth
$170 million of diesel instead of 14 000 litres.
They allegedly lied to Noczim that the fuel had been pumped back into the
storage tanks because the loading machine programmed to load 14 000 litres
ended up loading in excess.
Ngwerume allegedly completed suck back forms purporting that they had pumped
back the diesel.
The following month, Ngwerume allegedly connived with Samuel Zhuwao, Simon
Peta, January Emmanuel and Edison Mugari and  loaded 30 000 litres of petrol
into an Exor truck and claimed the machine had once again mistimed and they
had pumped back the fuel.
The petrol was valued at $300 million. On the third instance, Ngwerume
allegedly connived with James Bepete, a truck driver at Munhenzva Transport,
and they loaded 15 000 litres of diesel into his truck meant for the
Grain Marketing Board (GMB) in Bulawayo.
After delivering the consignment to an unknown destination, they allegedly
reloaded the same truck with another 15 000 of diesel
which was subsequently delivered to Bulawayo.
The diesel was worth $150 million.  Ngwerume and Bepete were not asked to
plead to allegations of fraud when they appeared before magistrate Rebecca
Takavadiyi who threw them into custody to tomorrow when they will meet their
co-accused, Emmanuel, who is already in custody.

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Councillor fined for stealing fertiliser

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2006-Mar-29

A ZANU PF councillor in Mashonaland East was yesterday fined $2,5 million
(or two months in prison) for stealing one tonne of ammonium nitrate
fertiliser worth $42 372 000.
The fertiliser was destined for A1 farmers in the councillor's ward situated
in Goromonzi district.
Richard Nzombe Mashinge (60), the councillor for Ward 7, was convicted on
his own plea of guilty to the charge of theft by conversion.
He was also ordered to pay restitution to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) in
the form of fertiliser before June 30, 2006, failure which he would spend a
month in jail.
Passing sentence, Harare magistrate Lorraine Wakatama deplored Mashinge's
behaviour considering his age, status and trust his constituents accorded
him. "People like you make our (magistrates') lives difficult. You think I
should send a 60-year-old person to jail," she asked.
Mashinge of Chief Chinamhora's area admitted that on February 2 this year he
collected three tonnes of the top-dressing white fertiliser from the GMB
Cleveland depot in Msasa, Harare, for A1 farmers in his ward.
The councillor was mandated to collect the fertiliser or any other
agricultural input on behalf of farmers in the ward.
But Mashinge short-changed the farmers by not delivering a tonne of the
fertiliser delivered.
The theft was discovered after some A1 farmers
failed to get their
In mitigation, Mashinge said he used the fertiliser in his fields and had
hoped to repay it after harvests.

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Farmers owe Zesa

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

Our Correspondent in Bindura
issue date :2006-Mar-29

MASHONALAND Central farmers owe Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa)
Holdings $41 billion, the power utility's provincial manager Fredrick Mafoko
said at the weekend.
Addressing a winter wheat production preparatory meeting in Bindura, Mafoko
said farmers in the province were failing to settle their bills.
He said farmers in Bindura owed the power utility $13 billion, while those
in Mvurwi were in arrears of $12 billion, Concession $11,8 billion,
Centenary $3,7 billion and Mt Darwin $492 million.
"Those owing us should come to the negotiating table so that we agree on how
they would settle their bills," he said.
He said Zesa had disconnected power supplies to some of the farmers.
Mafoko said the power utility was in the process of re-connecting
transformers in the province, which had been vandalised.
"China has given us transformers and we expect more.
About 58 transformers were struck by lightning during this rain season. The
province has very few transformers.
 People are draining oil from transformers and this led to the Zimbabwe
Electricity Distribution Company (ZEDC) failing to supply the required power
to farmers," Mafoko added.
He warned those who were vandalising the company's properties that the law
would take its course.
"In 2007, we are likely to experience a power shortage in the region.
Load-shedding will continue even during winter cropping," Mafoko told the
Meanwhile, ZESA has opened a hardware division, ZESA Enterprises, which
sells farming equipment throughout the country.

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Jag Classifieds dated 28 March 2006

As a JAG member or JAG Associate member, please send any classified
adverts for publication in this newsletter to:

JAG Classifieds:;


1.  For Sale Items
2.  Wanted Items

3.  Accommodation
4.  Recreation

5.  Specialist Services

6.  Pets Corner




1.1 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

HONDA XR 250 R, trail bike with lights and indicators, 18000km only.  In
near original mint condition.

 Phone: 091 326 965 for details.


1.2 Chemicals For Sale (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

Dithian (M45)

Copper Oxy

Dual Magnum

Punch Extra

Phone: John 334764, Cell 011208893


1.3 For Sale (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

"Shawasha hills, phase one, 4,4 acres, extensive Msasa/acacia trees,
river frontage, for sale, share transfer, call 496829 evenings"


1.4 For Sale (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

Datsun Pulsar 140 A, very economical, in use every day. Looking for $200
million. Please call Cheryl or Shane on 336710 or send e-mail to


1.5 Stamps for Sale (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

Stamps for Sale: Mint condition, many in albums.

First Day Covers of the following Countries:-


South Africa
01/82-02/95 126

South West Africa/ Namibia 12/82-05/95 72

Bophuthatswana 11/81-03/94 60

11/81-04/94 60

01/82-03/94 54

    12/81-04/94 58

02/62-07/76 45

04/80-04/00 108

Offers: Phone: 861089


1.6 Bakery for Sale (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

Bakery and coffee shop in Sam Leavy`s village Borrowdale for sale.

Bakery is operating full speed and doing catering for

numerous schools and coffee shops in Harare.
Call: 091 77 55 44 or 011 60 70 45
land line 88 2 384 or 851 729


1.7 For Sale (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

Mazda B2500 Diesel, single cab, pickup. 1997. Driven by owner only.

Contact: Mark at 09 234757 or 011 416 937.


1.8 For Sale (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

2003 Model
1 owner since new
Long Range Tank
Rubberised Back
Please email:


1.9 For Sale (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

Steel slim line Canopy for Toyota 2.4 truck for Sale.

$ 40. Million/offers.

Please phone a.m. 487141 or p.m evenings. 882713


1.10 For Sale (Ad inserted 14/03/06)



1.11 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

Steam Iron $3 million

Porcelain Doll $2 million

Heater $2 million

Electric Blanket $3 million

Ladies Racer $10 million

Girls 28in Bycle $6 million

4 pine folding tables $5 million

Sewing Cabinet $5 million

Baby Tender $5 million

Carpet - Dusty Pink 12 x 15 ft $15 million

Carpet - Maroon 12 x 9 ft $12 million

Lace Curtain - 18 1/2m on roll (long) $5 million

Lace Curtain - 40m on roll (short) $8 million

Lounge & Dining Room full length curtains - Pale Green 5 drops x 2
widths $5 million

Lounge & Dining Room full length curtains - Blue Cream 6 drops x 1
width $5 million (with pelmet covers)

Lounge & Dining Room full lenth curtains - Wine Brocade 2 drops x 2
widths, 2 drops x 1 1/2 widths, 3 drops x 1 width $4 million

Curtains - Pink with bedcover 2 drops x 2 widths $4 million

Curtains - Rose Green & Cream (large set) $6 million

Curtains - Bathroom & Shower - green and blue sets, sun filter
$2 million

Curtains - Kitchen, fancy lace yellow & white $2 million

Vinyl Records - offers

Summer collection in excellent condition

Long play, speed 33, 1000 records

Seven Singles, box3s of 7, speed 45

1st single releases, boxes of 4, speed 78 (some of Elvis's 1st original

Lots of ornaments

Lots of framed pictures

Lots of Kitchen wear

1998 4WD Ex Jap Pulsar, in good condition. +\- 89 000 kms $400 million.

For further enquiries please contact Mrs L Noble on 304426 or 091340334.


1.12 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

Honda CB 650 B Motorbike.  Seat needs attention and needs new Electric
start batt.

$200 million.

Pink Carpet.  12 x 9 ft $12 million

Blue single bedspread set $2.5 million

Brand New Double bed sheets $5 million

Brand new 12 piece tea set (6 cups & 6 saucers) $4 million

Brand new Pyrex oval dish with metal frame $4 million

Brand new Pudding bowls $4 million

Tupperware Rice Cooker $3 million

Tupperware deep oval casserole dish $3 million

Tupperware low oval casserole dish $3 million

Tupperware round casserole dish $3 million

Tupperware rolls container $3 million

2x tea sets (for 6) $1 million each

Deep Fryer $8 million

Ice Cream Machine $10 million

Snug and Safe Baby carrier/car seat (0 - 9mths) $5 million

Baby bath seat $1.5 million

Baby monitor $3 million

Baby carrier $3 million

Microwave Sterilser (brand new) $5 million

2 man canvas Tents $10 million each

Tennis Rackets $2.5 million each

Hockey sticks $2.5 million each (one is for goalkeeping)

2000 pieces puzzles $2 million each

Pictionary Game $2 million

For further details please contact Venetia Bratley on 309914 or 091777668


1.13 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

                  Sokkia Automatic Dumpy - Level / Theodolite

In immaculate condition with Tripod contact 851380 or 091272572 to view
or with realistic offers.


1.14 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

Various second hand items for sale - All must go!!!
Prices are negotiable.

Filing cabinet, 2 draw, wooden (good condition) - $25m

Wooden and black leather bar 140 x 50cm with 3 leather stools - $20m

5 man Tent (dome shape - water resistant) - $18m

Camp bed x 2 (army edition) - $5m each

Square folding table, wooden 92 x 92cm - $2m

Roller Blades size 5/6 - $2m

The Mad Max Magazine Game (good condition) - $3m

Cluedo (good condition) - $3m

Please contact Monique 309274(w) 091 315 411 (cell)


1.15 FOR SALE (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

2 Toshiba Satellite Pro Pentium Laptop Computers in good working order.
Complete with carrier cases.
Loaded with Windows 95 and Lotus Word Perfect.

Price ZD$ 50,000,000.00 each onco.

Call B. Brown on 04-754301/2 or 091-754301.


1.16 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

Leather Coat - full length - size 107cm - only worn once
Leather Coat - 3/4 length - size 112cm - in very good condition.

Health Walker
A set of 18 Volumes of Claxton Encyclopaedias
A set of 4 volumes of Claxton Children Encyclopaedias

Serious offers only

Contact R. Jordaan on 011 603 110


1.17 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

One Humidifier.

Phone 04 - 701940 or 011 - 616342.


1.18 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

Brand new (unused) Delco Remy 24 volt starter suitable for Mercedes, MAN
or ADE engine trucks, complete with all mounting brackets and solenoid.

$100 million ONCO.

Contact 091 321006 or 335573 (after hours) to view or for further


1.19 FOR SALE (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

30,000 litre steel tank on skids, complete with lockable filler and
outlet fixtures. In excellent condition and suitable for fuels. $1
billion. New tank costs in excess of $2 billion. Contact 091 321006 or
335573 (after hours) to view or for further information.


1.20 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

NISSAN SE 3.2 Diesel , D/Cab , 4 X 4, White , 2001 .

14,000 Kms ( only )

Rubberised back, Canopy, Bull bar, Roll bar, as new

usd 27,000:

cell 011 208848.


1.21 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)


PLEASE PHONE:- 071 8 474

CELL 091 238 462/ 091 303 097


1.22 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

MAZDA 323 YEAR 1986

One careful owner

Excellent condition

500 million

Please phone: 011603070, 486326, 486293, or 011605219


1.23 Toyota Starlet 116 000 km 1997

Wonderful runner round town.  Extremely fuel-efficient.

Air conditioning, alarmed, cut out switch, anti hijack, central locking
Kenwood front loader CD with speakers.

Please phone 851558/851375


1.24 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/03/06)






1.25 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Hewlett Packard printer 610C (brand new)

French lessons course (Oxford) never used

Supersonic radio and record player (superb condition)

.270 rifle with Lynx scope (4x40) licensed.

2 Black and Decker bench grinders

1 Hoover bench grinder

Small ladder

Various motors 1 to 3 hp in working order

2 BC jackets (excellent condition) for diving

1 old English saddle and a polocrosse helmet.

To view in Bulawayo

Contact no: 011 416937 or 09 234757


1.26 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)


Phone your orders to--Anne--011212424 or 332851.





Small woven bags--$400,000 each.

Large crocheted bags.--$1,100,000 each.

Large woven bags.--$820,000 each.

Table Runners.--$600,000.

Set of 4 Fringed Table mats + serviettes--$1,800,000.

Fringed mats only(4)---$1,200,000.

Set of 6 Fringed mats+ serviettes--$2,800,000.

Set of 4 Bordered table mats+ serviettes---$2,200,000.

Bordered mats only(4)--$1,800,000.

Set of 6 Bordered mats + serviettes--$3,500,000.

Set of 8 Bordered mats + serviettes---$4,500,000.

2m Throws--$2,200,000.each.

Tea cosy(L)--$350,000.

Tea cosy(m)--$340,000

Tea cosy(s)--$330,000.

Crocheted oven gloves(pair)--$800,000.

Cotton(lined)oven gloves(pair)--$500,000.


Decorated cushion covers--$800,000.

Plain cushion covers---$600,000.

Scarves(knitted)--$800,000. each.

Hand Woven Scarves--$1,000,000 each

Hats(Beanies)--$450,000 each.

Large plain cotton rug--$2,000,000.

Med. plain cotton rug---$1,200,000.

Small plain cotton rug.---$800,000.

Cotton Rag Rug--$800,000.

Med. plain mohair rug--$1,500,000.

Med.patterned mohair rug.--$2,000,000.

X Large plain mohair rug.--$5,500,000.

Bedspreads-- QS/DB/3/4 and

  Wholesale prices available for orders(over 6 of an article) or large


1.27 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Cottage at Sunshine Motor Club, Lake Chivero for Sale.  Ideal for
weekends & holidays - for more details please phone 741671.


1.28 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

1991 Toyota Hilux 2.8D 4 x 4 for sale in good running order - offers
Phone 741671.


1.29 For Sales (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

S.E.E.D. DESIGNS (Based in Chiredzi)

Beautiful hand embroidered exclusive ethnic items for sale :-

Duvet covers Q/size $13,500 000

Muslin Throwovers/tablecloth $ 3,150 000

Wall hangings and throws $11,850 000

Wallets (accommodate chqe book) $ 1,300 000

Webbing handbags $ 2,900 000

Medium size cushion covers $ 2,600 000

Small size cushion covers $ 1,700 000

Set of 6 table mats & serviettes $ 6,600 000

Shoulder bags $ 2,500 000

Oven gloves $ 1,340 000

Pillow cases matching duvets $ 1,100 000

And much more!! Prices subject to change.  For further details, please
contact Michelle Ross (Harare rep) on 091 202 138 or alternatively


1.30 For Sales (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Baby fold up camp cot (new) (fits into bag) red, yellow and green for
sale $25 000 000.

Small carry cot for sale $500 000

Please contact Michelle Ross on 091 202 138 or alternatively 883606.


1.31 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)


Adam Bede round oak table and six chairs

4 upholstered swivel bar chairs

Kitchen table and 6 stools

Small hoover single tub washing machine (not automatic)

Large glass top defy stove, super oven and large warming drawer

Beige Carpet

Old pine table

Tennis court/ driveway/garden roller

Pine bedroom suite, single headboard, bedside table, desk and chest of

1 painted white chest of drawers

1 Creda Carefree Cooker 4 plate double oven

1 GEC old fridge 8 cubic foot

5 large pot plants

Garden spray back pack for roses, fruit trees etc

1 fertilizer spreader

Children's games

Please phone 884076 or 011204060


1.32 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

BMW 323i beautiful condition 1998 133 000 km on the clock.

Alarm, central locking, CD player etc

Please phone 884076 or 011204060


1.33 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Toyota Starlet 116 000 km 1997

Wonderful run a round town.  Extremely fuel-efficient.

Air conditioning, alarmed, cut out switch, anti hijack, central locking.
Kenwood front loader CD with speakers.  A car that needs to be seen.

Please phone 884076 or 011204060


1.34 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

                              MAZDA 323 YEAR 1986

One careful owner

Excellent condition

Please phone: 011603070, 486326, 486293, or 011605219


1.35 Whiskey Collection For Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Large whiskey collection.  Must all go together?  Serious buyers only.

Please phone 884076 or 011204060




2.1 WANTED (Ad inserted 7/03/06)


Does anyone have a measuring wheel to, donate, lend or sell to Pony
Club?  Ours 'went missing' last weekend and we urgently require another
for our shows and eventing.  Many thanks.

Please call Jo on 091 247001 or 494720 or Kathy on 023 317537


2.2 Wanted (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

I am looking for a second hand cellphone to buy. If there is anyone out
there selling his/her cellphone please contact me on 023756589
or e-mail


2.3 Items Wanted (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

Wanted Items

Is there anyone out there with a second hand jungle gym for sale? Please
phone Michelle Ross on 091 202 138 or alternatively 883606.


2.4 Wanted (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

 Pensioner looking for second hand walking frame to buy.

Any further details please contact Mrs L Noble on 304426 or 091340334


2.5 Wanted (Ad inserted 21/03/06)


Mazda B1600, 1995 - 1998, petrol or

Ford Bantam/Mazda Rustler 1995 - 1998


Electric, used but in good condition.

Call 091 256 326 or mail


2.6 Wanted (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

City Bowling Club

Desperately required: Lawnmowers (drum type) for bowling greens. If you
know of any clubs that are closing their bowls or golf sections please
let me know.

Contact Malcom Evans 011 604929 or or Joe 04 756363-9 or
091-338414 or


2.7 Wanted (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

Petra Junior School in Bulawayo needs to buy a good quality lawn mower
for its premises. A second hand will be an option if the condition is


2.8 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/3/06)

Planning to leave? We will buy your T.V. or Video and you can use it up
until the last moment - Phone Hire Electric - 741913.


2.9 WANTED ITEMS (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

TEDDY BEARS - any condition, old etc.
BOOKS. - MAMMALS OF SOUTH AFRICA. - by Austin Roberts.

JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD - early illustrated.
phone 882713.


2.10 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

I am looking for a small tape recorder, for recording purposes. If you
have one to sell please ring me at 332798 or 011 231 541or email me on


2.11 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

WANTED urgently is a Working / Non- Working TV, VCR and Hifi. Cash paid
instantly. Please contact Joel on or leave a
message with Mercy on 011 611 637.


                       3 Accommodation Wanted and Offered


3.1 House for Sale (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

Helensvale Area, on just over 2 acres (8138 sq.mtrs)

Mediterranean style, very neat, well maintained.

Spacious lounge with jet master fireplace

Separate dining room

Kitchen with walk in pantry

Two large bedrooms

Two lock up garages

Well-developed garden of indigenous trees

Good borehole

Offers phone: 861089


3.2 Wanted (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

                              Accommodation Wanted

Elderly couple looking for 3 bedroomed house for long term lease with
lock up garage(s).  Able to maintain home and property very well. Able to
pay rental up to $25 million per month.  Please contact Reg Gravett on
302983 after 1800 hrs.


3.3 Looking for House Sitter (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

House Sitter Wanted

Marondera - Smallholding - Mature couple required to house sit from 1st
April to 1st July. Must be animal lovers. Beautiful environment, on tar
road, Town Centre only 4kms away.

Please phone Rene' on 091 395-576 or 04 747 411


3.4 Looking for House Sitter (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

House sitter required from May to end of July in Bulawayo.  Large house
with 3 dogs and 3 cats plus staff.  Traceable references please

Contact: 011 416937


3.5 House Wanted for Rent (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

A reliable married couple (no children) are looking for a 3 or 4 b/roomed
house to rent as from Ist June 2006. (Long term lease) preferably with
lock up garage and domestic quarters. A granny cottage/bachelor flat
would be a bonus. We are able to maintain home and garden very well.

Dudley or Colleen Potgieter
04 335455 - evenings
091 202303 (Dudley)
011 613268 (Colleen)


3.6 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/03/06)


2 - 4 Bedroomed House

Long lease preferred

Marlborough / Highlands / Chisi / Borrowdale

Eastlea or near to these

$ in the region of 30 per month

Please contact - Elizabeth Lundt

             or Jo Lundt

             or Karen Lundt


                   3.7 House for Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Arcturus upmarket residential suburb Cromlet Township. Stunning executive
hilltop residence with unbeatable 270degree northfacing panoramic views
over the Enterprise Valley, 10 acres, electric fenced, electric gate,
fully serviced with water, zesa, roads. Recently built needing a few
finishing touches, double storey ''safari style'' home, under
chromadek, comprises of double carport, view deck, 3 lounges, openplan
dining/kitchen area, laundry, workshop, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
(MES). Property has many indigenous trees, and a haven for birds.Ideal
for retired/displaced farmer wanting to do small scale agric projects.
Adjoining this property are 2 x 10acre, 1 x 14 acre undeveloped plots
with stunning views, serviced, with great agricultural potential. Just
30kms from city centre, 15kms to Chisi, quick and easy access via
Enterprise Rd, Cromlet Rd (Pig Industry Board). Share transfers, all with
individual Title Deeds. Preferable Sale or possible Rental - Tel 011 610
222, email




4.1 Harare International Festival of the Arts (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) is one of
Zimbabwe's premier artistic events.  It gives Zimbabweans the change to
meet and interface with top local artists, as well as regional and
international artists and performers. The Festival's appeal is for all
ages and interests and during HIFA, Zimbabweans come together in a truly
carnival atmosphere to
experience the sheer joy that is art in whatever form - art as healer,
art as educator, art as up lifter of the spirit.

HIFA 2006 is scheduled for 25th to 30th April 2006. All the major
international festivals offer a "Friends of Festival" scheme and ours is
known as HifAmigos.  HifAmigos are a highly valued and regarded
component of the Festival.  HIFA offers a series of comprehensive
benefits in several categories of HifAmigos to cater for all interests
and needs and subscriptions are reasonable.  HIFA has been described as
"second to Edinburgh" and "among the top ten festivals of the world!"
HIFA 2006 now invites you to become a HifAmigo or to renew your HifAmigo
membership.  If you do so by 24th February 2006, you will be listed in
the Official HIFA 2006 Programme and invited to what is becoming the
hottest even on the Zimbabwean social calendar - the HIFA Opening Party.
Our launch events are legendary.  Join early & be there!

2006 HifAmigos will enjoy 20% discounts on all shows and workshops.
Procedure for becoming a hifAmigo
Contact the hifAmigo Manager for an application form -
Angie Thomas - contactable via HIFA as below.

 Harare International Festival of the Arts
 Box A42, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
 Phone & Fax: +263 (4) 300 119


4.2 KARIBA (Ad inserted 21/02/06)


Book now for Easter!

Contact us: or phone Andrea on

091 208 836.

Rates on request!


4.3 (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

The National Institute of Alied Arts

Presents their Annual Festival from 8th - 23rd March

Choirs at Harry Margolis Hall

Music across the board

21st, 22nd and 23rd March

Final Concert at Prince Edward School

Public welcome we need your support




5.1 Ad inserted (7/03/06)

Blackfordby College of Agriculture


                     Enrolment applications for the intake

                                 Commencing in

August 2006 are now open

The minimum entrance qualifications for the diploma

Is: Five O-Levels; English, Maths,

Science and two others.

The course covers two years and is written in five

Disciplines, Animal Husbandry, Crop Husbandry,

Horticulture, Farm Mechanization and

Farm Management.

Applicants must send a non-refundable deposit of

$1 000 000.00 (one million dollars) to the address below

or deposit the money

into our account:

Standard Chartered Bank, Avondale Branch

Account Number: 0101723103701.

A copy of the deposit slip with the applicant's name and

Address must be faxed to 075-2539.

The application forms will then be sent to you, and will

Include details of fee structure.

Blackfordby College of Agriculture

P.O. Box EH 197

Emerald Hill

Harare, Zimbabwe

Phone: 075-2532/2533

Fax: 075-2579


Applications close on 31st May 2006.


5.2 (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

T.M.  LAMBERT (Agent for Mono Pumps Zimbabwe)

Capacity Test, Installations, Repair Maintenance On All Borehole Pumps

PO Box GT 629

Graniteside, Harare

Tel: 04-494796

Cell: 091 288 448 or 011 726 062



5.3 G - TECH (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

G - TECH: Diesel and plant maintenance, site contracting, generator and
stationary engine installation and maintenance, tractors and hydraulics.
Contact Graham at or call 011 406023, 091 286657, 04
741001, 075 2264


5.4 For Hire (Ad inserted 14/03/06)

21 & 14" Televisions & videos for hire - Please phone Hire Electric on


5.5 (Ad inserted 21/03/06)


Servicing and re-gassing of aircon done on all vehicles and fridges/deep
freezes.  Reasonable rates - same day car return.

Call Russell or Teresa Hook on 305381 331970 331976 091201744

Plastic Repairs

For all plastic repairs, on car bumpers ,grilles, door handles, trims,
mouldings, cowlings, right down to cooler box handles.  Anything plastic
bring to us.

Call Russell or Teresa Hook on 305381 331970 331976 091201744


All Fibre Glass repairs to boats, Repairs and Servicing done on all

Call Russell Hook at Dragon Marine on 305381 331970 331976
091201744 011201744

Motor Vehicles

Servicing and minor repairs to all motor vehicles. Affordable rates. Come
in and see us at 6 Childwall Road Bluff Hill or phone Russell Hook
305381 331970 331976 091201744 011201744


For all your stationery requirements call AF Stationers.  Our prices
include delivery!

Phone Teresa Hook 305381 331970 331976 011201744

Holiday in Amanzimtoti

2 Bedroom flat at Toti Cabanas.  Sleeps 6.  Available from 15-22 or/and
22-29 May.

USD150 for the week.

Call Noeleen on 011 205 183 or 305381 or 065-204.


5.6 (Ad inserted 28/03/06)


Small Mining Supplies manufacture process machiney for many ore types

contact Small Mining Supplis p/l


5.7 Savuli Safari (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

Savuli Safari, self catering chalets in the heart of the Save Valley
Conservancy. Game watching, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, walking
trails and 4x4 hire.  Camp fully kitted including cook and fridges. Just
bring your food, drinks and relax.  $1 500 000 pppn, 1/2 U/12.

Booking direct to John Tayler at 091 631 556 or


5.8 For Hire (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Primgate Contracting Services has a Case 2344 combine and tractors
available for land prep.

Contact: 011-633190



5.9 (Ad inserted 28/03/06)




Z$12,000,000per person per night

Includes : All meals, all drinks (Zimbabwean), all activities (canoeing,
walking, game drives)

services of professional walking & canoe guides, fully backed-up Luxury

Excludes : National Parks Fees and transfers to Mana

Contact Julie on or phone 333414, 339001

28 Bath Road, Avondale

Please confirm Annual Subs as am sure are now more than $500,000


Julie MacKenzie, Sales & Marketing, Natureways Safaris

P O Box 1714, Borrowdale, Harare

Phone : + 263 (4) 333414, 339001

Fax : + 263 (4) 339008

Cell : (263) 91 249382




6.1 Homes Wanted (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

2 ex farming male cats both neutered,

2 ex farming female cats both spayed,

Very relaxed and well house trained. Looking for a new home. Used to
travelling and good at settling into different life styles. Please
contact 04 490758 after 6pm weekdays or weekends.


6.2 HOME WANTED (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

I have two very beautiful tabby cats that we took onto farm from someone
leaving the country. However now refusing to come into house because of
dogs. I would very much like to find them good home where there are no
dogs. Very friendly, young, females, spade. Independent but love people.

Please phone Carrie 091 206 558.


6.3 Wanted (Ad inserted 7/03/06)




6.4 HOME WANTED (Ad inserted 7/03/06)

Looking for a good home for a 6 year old female Pure Bred Boerbul.
Excellent guard dog but very dominant and probably needs to be an only
dog. Prefer a Farm or big property

Colin Paterson 011-206626
Gill Paterson 091-294185 or 04-882013


6.5 Wanted (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

Staffordshire Pup

We are looking for a Staffordshire Bitch Pup.  Preferably between 6 and 8
weeks old.  Please contact Colleen on 091275624, or email us at


6.5 Looking for a Home (Ad inserted 21/03/06)

English Bull Terrier Lovers.

Magnificent white English Bull Terrier Male, 4 years, looking for kind
and loving home. Came from a farm but owners have left. Please help as
will be put to sleep if home not found soon. Tel Michelle on 884294 or


6.7 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Toy Pom (male or female)

preferably puppy

Please contact:

Riana Inger 011-220955 or email


6.8 Dog Meal for Sale (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

"Dog Meal $ 900 k per 20 kg bag, please order on Harare 495897"


6.9 WANTED (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Looking for a Miniature Toy Pom Puppy (male or female).  Anyone
who breeds them please let me know.

E-mail -

Tel - 481419

Cell - 011-611-360



6.10 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

I am desperately looking for a Toy Pom puppy.  Preferably a female puppy.

Please contact Willem on 068 - 24577 or 091326882 or email


6.11 Home Wanted (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

We are urgently seeking a home for our beautiful 12 year old Lab / Border
Collie... We are leaving the country on Monday 27th. Will put her into
Friendly Foundation on Sunday.


Beryl Park-Pearson

861714 / 091 240 823


6.12 Home Wanted (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Staffy Lovers! 3 beautiful black/brindle staffies looking for good home,
owners left. 1 male Rusty, 2 spayed bitches Lady and Sandy, can go
together or separately. Tel Michelle on 884294 or e-mail


6.13 Found (Ad inserted 28/03/06)

Elderly female, black and white Jack Russel, very sweet and well
behaved.  Found Sunday night on Ridgeway North Road.

Contact 011 408044


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