The budget of the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation, part of which is not subject to audit by the Controller and Auditor -General, has slightly been reduced indicating that reports that the organisation was being trimmed could be true.
Two new books on Zimbabwe’s post-independence history which the compilers say will provide a more balanced picture of the country because of their wider representation of viewpoints, will be released onto the market next year.
The Botswana army has adopted a shoot-to-kill policy against suspected Zimbabwe smugglers -sometimes referred to as border-jumpers, seven of whom were shot dead recently, according to reports.
After failing to clinch an aviation pact which would have allowed Malaysian Airlines to fly to Harare, the Kuala Lumpur government signed one with South Africa on June 18.
After two years of making unfulfilled promises most people are closely watching to see if the government will this time make tangible efforts to reduce its spending when Finance Minister, Bernard Chidzero, announces his budget on July 30.
With this year’s sugar production standing at only 3 368 tonnes compared to a normal harvest of 260 000 tonnes and the situation only expected to return to normal in 1995/96 one would have expected health authorities to take advantage of the shortage of sugar to convince people that though sweet, sugar is not good for their health especially when consumed in large quantities.