Zimbabweans, desperate for electoral reforms that will create an environment conducive for genuine, free and fair elections, may be exaggerating the significance of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) principles and guidelines for democratic elections because they are not binding.
ZANU-PF slipped back into the Bulawayo City Council through the back door when its candidate, Ernest Msipa, stood unopposed when nominations for a by-election in Ward 7 closed on September 3 because the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which is boycotting all pending elections, did not field a candidate.
Acting Finance Minister Herbert Murerwa will be under pressure to review the tax threshold from the present $750 000 to at least $1.5 million a month when he announces his budget for 2005 next month.
I had to withhold tears as I watched my eight-year old daughter sob when I told her I could not fill her raffle form.
After a series of glitches, Bulawayo business tycoon Delma Lupepe has finally taken over towelling giant, Merspin, at the beginning of this month and has pledged to invest $30 billion within the next four months and create 800 new jobs.
The mother of an eight-year-old girl at a private school in Bulawayo will never forget the day when she ran out of small change and gave her daughter a $5 000 bearer’s cheque.