South African cement maker PPC Ltd flagged an increase of as much as 40 percent in half-year profit yesterday, citing robust performance in Zimbabwe and Rwanda and lower finance costs.
Zimbabwe African People’s Union leader Dumiso Dabengwa, once considered one of the potential successors to the Zimbabwe throne, says a military coup cannot be ruled out in Zimbabwe because some members of the military are not happy with the sacking of former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The purge of perceived Emmerson Mnangagwa supporters has begun with Manicaland calling for the expulsion of 39 members including former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, former Information Minister Christopher Mushohwe and Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri.
Early in November 2014, as tensions rose in ZANU-PF, Emmerson Mnangagwa spoke with a small group of his supporters in his home town, Kwekwe.
On Sunday Emmerson Mnangagwa, or whoever is tweeting in his name, laughed off a claim by First Lady Grace Mugabe that he planted people in the crowd in Bulawayo to boo her, something that upset her husband President Robert Mugabe to tell a rally in Bulawayo that if he made a mistake of appointing Mnangagwa as one of his deputies he would remove him the following day.