As South Africans marked Women’s Month, which celebrates the milestones and achievements of its women, a politically charged event involving gender-based violence made the headlines.
National People’s Party leader and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru has refused to condemn the woman who spearheaded the campaign to kick her out of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, Grace Mugabe, for allegedly bashing a 20-year-old South African model saying any mother would have done that.
Energy Mutodi was arrested yesterday for another facebook post this time for claiming that Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi and Health Minister David Parirenyatwa poisoned Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa just before the Gwanda Youth rally on 12 August.
Ecobank Zimbabwe said its after tax profit increased more than threefold to $11.4 million in the half year to June, from $3.4 million in the comparable period last year, driven by an increase in income and operational efficiencies.
Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai vacillated in announcing that he had won the 2008 elections for fear of legal complications but this gave the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front a chance to recover from the shock of its first election defeat and map the way forward.
Zimbabwe’s tax agency says it is lobbying for new legislation which will see tax evaders being handed stiffer penalties, as the country which solely relies on tax to fund its operations tries to shore up revenue collections.