Former Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation chairman Godwills Masimirembwa, accused of soliciting a bribe of $6 million in a diamond mining deal with a Ghanaian investor, today said he was innocent.
A television station that was hailed as the answer to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s monopoly in the run-up to the 31 July elections today announced that it was closing down after only two months.
President Robert Mugabe today berated the United States, Britain and their allies for trying to control his nation and its resources, telling them to remove their “illegal and filthy sanctions”.
The European Union today lifted sanctions against the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation to enable it to sell its diamonds from Marange.
Three poachers were today sentenced to at least 15 years in prison each for poisoning and killing 81 elephants in the Hwange National Park.
Poachers have killed at least 81 elephants and an unknown number of buffaloes and kudus by planting poison in the Hwange National Park and the figure could go up, reports said today.