In its first policy reversal since it won the 31 July elections the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front government said it will not evict foreigners operating in business sectors reserved for locals.
Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi said he was surprised that Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Australia Jacqueline Zwambila was seeking asylum because she feared for her safety if she returned home.
Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Australia, Jacqueline Zwambila, who said she was a fighter is seeking asylum in Australia because she fears for her safety if she returns to Zimbabwe.
The government’s proposal to tap into the Diaspora which remits about US$1.6 billion a year into Zimbabwe will not work because the Diaspora does not trust the government and does not want an imposition of investment rules by the government.
Peasant farmers are increasingly switching from the main staple maize to tobacco farming because of better returns but this has also turned into a major threat for food security, reports said today.
There was no progress at the pay talks between the government and civil servants today after the government sent junior officers who could not make any decisions.
Britain’s Department for International Development has set aside £30 million to address poverty and food security in Zimbabwe.