With another imminent split within the Zimbabwe Unity Movement (ZUM) less than a year after differences first surfaced within the party, regarded at the time as the only plausible challenge to the ruling ZANU-PF, it is now clearly evident that the party is no longer -or perhaps never was- what the people believed it to be.
Zimbabweans should brace up for hefty increases in electricity charges if they are to save the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) from further financial erosion that will plunge the parastatal into even much larger deficits.
The recent increase in the price of a Peugeot 504 station wagon from $39 642 to $77 046 has left many people wondering whether the government is now trying to phase emergency taxis as this is the only car now suitable for this since the 404 version is no longer being assembled locally.
With the country running out of its own maize stocks this month and now relying on imports from South Africa, questions are being raised as to what happened to the Drought Relief levy collected in 1984-85 to ensure the country had enough reserves in case of drought.
– Sales seem more important than production Zimbabwe’s fertiliser companies may be ripping pleasant farmers of thousands of dollars and plunging them into deeper debts by recommending large amounts of fertiliser that do not necessarily boost production.
It may be of some little consolation to our Zimbabwean doctors, especially junior doctors, to learn that they are not alone in their struggle to get better remuneration.