Zimbabwe’s stock exchange market capitalization yesterday peaked at $8.9 billion, the highest since dollarisation, as the bourse continues on a bull run which has seen it reach record levels.
Britain gave Zimbabwe an additional US$8 million in aid following Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s visit to that country to support the Movement for Democratic Change and give the MDC wins to take credit for, but British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made it clear to his ministers that additional support would not be released until there was more progress on genuine reform on the ground.
President Robert Mugabe today officially opened the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe and said that the various pieces of legislation that will be tabled during this session require hard work and commitment from both Members of Parliament and cabinet ministers.
President Robert Mugabe today opened the final session of the Eighth Parliament ahead of the 2018 general elections, with the economy topping his legislative agenda.
The issue of why the South African government granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, following allegations that she assaulted a South African model, Gabriella Engels, will be dealt with at two levels, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament last week.
“Docter Nhunzvatunzva grace dzopererwa hadzina kana nyaya wena kana asinei nehupresident anorwei pafunge??????” This was one of the comments by an Insider reader following First Lady Grace Mugabe’s dressing down of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front youth rally in Bindura at the weekend Loosely translated, the reader was saying, “Dr Grace Mugabe is now waffling, she does not have anything to say.