Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front Harare Province youth leader Godwin Gomwe tried to commit suicide when he learnt that police were looking for him in connection with a case in which he is alleged to have extorted money from eight Glen Norah housing cooperatives using the name of the First Lady Grace Mugabe.
Zimbabweans have a knack for laughing at themselves even when things are not going well and they should be moaning and groaning, according to a story by South Africa’s News 24. One comedian is quoted as saying that Zimbabwe is the only country that will fail the simply test: Who is your former president? "Zimbabweans, for all our literacy – with a 99.9995% literacy rate – we are the only country that will fail to answer a simple question: who is your former president?" he is quoted as saying in an apparent reference to President Robert Mugabe’s 35-year rule.
China’s richest man Li Hejun lost $15 billion in just one hour yesterday when the stock for this solar panel firm Hanergy plummeted 47 percent in Hong Kong trading.
A Harare tobacco company has told its workers that they will not be paid if they stop work because of power cuts from the national electricity supplier, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA).
Former Energy Minister Elton Mangoma who was arrested yesterday for abuse of public office nearly three years ago was released today on $1 000 bail and was asked to surrender his passport and report once a week at the Harare Central Police Station.