A South African-based researcher and lawyer Derek Matyszak says it is difficult to tell who is actually running the government of Zimbabwe as many of the decisions are now being made by the Office of the President and Cabinet which is run by a relative of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwe has been ranked the 13th most fragile State in the world by the Fund for Peace, a ranking that was recently rubbished by President Robert Mugabe who argued that it was the most highly developed country in Africa after its neighbour South Africa.
Mashonaland Holdings after tax profit for the half year to March 31 grew 51 percent on the prior year to $984 748 after fair value adjustments in quoted securities.
Former Finance Minister and People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti says the proposed coalition of Zimbabwe’s opposition parties has not agreed on a leader yet and any one of the leaders of the 15 “serious” parties involved in the talks can become a leader.
The debate on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill was adjourned last week when tempers flared in the House with Norton legislator Temba Mliswa threatening to square up with Uzumba Member of Parliament Simba Mudarikwa who had allegedly shouted “pfutseki” at him.
Foreign Policy, a United States publication which says it is a trusted advisor for global leaders when the stakes are highest, today reported that Herald staff and other government officials that accompanied President Robert Mugabe to Mexico received a $1 000 to $1 500 per diem.
The ZSE industrial index this week advanced 4.55 percent to 160.3 points on the back of gains recorded by heavyweight counters.
The Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai today blasted Uzumba Member of Parliament Simba Mudarikwa for his “unsavoury and thuggish remarks” that there is no space for the opposition in that constituency and that ZANU-PF is guaranteed to get 80 000 votes at the next elections.