The Zimbabwe Electricity Authority and Energy Minister, Herbert Ushewokunze, seem to be playing a dangerous game that will ultimately hurt the consumer whom Ushewokunze claims he is trying to protect.
Platinum prices are expected to increase by almost US$50 (about $250) an ounce within a few months as demand for the metal continues to increase.
Home Affairs deputy Minister, Dumiso Dabengwa, seems to have developed a knack for opening lids that his bosses and compatriots would want to see remain closed.
The local press seems to have a deliberate tendency to make everything regarding senior government officials sound so noble.
While news of the ban of the planned peaceful demonstration by workers organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, and the expulsion of students at the University of Zimbabwe was making headlines, the Posts and telecommunications was quietly censoring the transmission of information believed to be anti-government.