High Court judge Chinembiri Bhunu is suing Movement for Democratic Change treasurer Roy Bennett for $1 million for remarks Bennett made about the judge during his terrorism trial, reports said today. Bhunu acquitted Bennett in May after an eight-month trial.
British billionaire Richard Branson today said he is investing in Zimbabwe because Zimbabweans are naturally entrepreneurs and there is money to be made in the country.
The United States today said it was not lifting its sanctions on Zimbabwe until the country showed greater respect for human rights and political freedoms. “Zimbabwe must make further progress for the removal of targeted sanctions,” the State Department said. “As long as human rights violations, land seizures, and intimidation of those participating in the political process continue, the sanctioned individuals and entities on the list who continue to perpetrate and benefit from these acts are unlikely to be removed.” (6 VIEWS)
President Robert Mugabe today called for sanctions on his government to be scrapped immediately because they had caused untold suffering to the people of Zimbabwe. “The people of Zimbabwe should, like every other sovereign State, be left to freely chart their own destiny,” Mugabe told the United Nations.
Finance Minister Tendai Biti today revised his growth figures again saying the economy will grow by 8.1 per cent this year due to a revival in the agriculture sector.