Zimbabwe today gave foreign firms, including mines and banks, a 14-day ultimatum to submit “acceptable” plans on how they propose to transfer majority stakes to local owners or risk losing permits.
President Robert Mugabe today appointed a nine-member Anti-Corruption Commission headed by Denford Chirindo, who previously worked in the ministries of defence and justice and legal affairs.
Southern African leaders ended two-day talks today with no major progress announced in resolving leadership battles in Zimbabwe and Madagascar that have topped the regional agenda in recent years.
Police today said they are investigating the death in a house fire of powerful former army commander Solomon Mujuru.
Solomon Mujuru one of the two leading forces in President Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African Union- Patriotic Front died in a mysterious fire today.
Finance Minister Tendai Biti today said Zimbabwe will use US$140 million of a US$500 million Special Drawings Rights facility to pay part of its debt to the International Monetary Fund which is preventing the country from obtaining any new loans.
ZANU-PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo today raised the controversial issue of Gukurahundi in which an estimated 20 000 people, mostly Ndebele, were killed in the 1980s as a dark point in history and lamented that the government’s reaction had been “outrageously disproportionate” to the threat.
Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga today threatened to take legal action against legislators refusing to explain how the used their $50000 constituency grants.