President Robert Mugabe no longer has the powers to call for elections any time he pleases, Parliamentary watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe says.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it has submitted a $274 million funding proposal to enable the southern African country to hold polls next year, a development seen loading more debt on the struggling economy.
President Robert Mugabe is a proud man who never admits mistakes so he is incapable of seeing the fault in his own policies, a Coca-Cola representative said more than a decade ago, Sherree Gladys Shereni, a Zimbabwean who was Coca-Cola’s Communications Director, told United States embassy officials in Harare that Zimbabwe’s problems had really started in the 1980s when corruption first became a factor in government.
The Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai is ready to contest next year’ elections on its own if coalition talks fail, party secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says.
Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF) recorded a deficit of $386 678 in 2016 compared to a surplus of $6.5 million in 2015, which it blamed on bad debts amounting to $3 million by mainly state enterprises and local authorities.
A tree planting programme targetted at offsetting deforestation caused by Zimbabwe’s growing population of tobacco farmers is in limbo as two government bodies tussle for control of a million dollar fund set up to finance regreening initiatives in the country.