President Robert Mugabe, who has been at loggerheads with the West over the past 15 years, insisted in Japan that he won’t go down and kneel for them to bail his country out.
Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Shuvai Mahofa, who some claimed was appointed to replace Kudakwashe Bhasikiti as a reward for her role in getting rid of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru, has shown that she wields real power.
The case of former legislators Didymus Mutasa of Headlands and Temba Mliswa of Hurungwe West will be heard on Monday when Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku will determine whether it should be handled on an urgent basis or not.
President Robert Mugabe yesterday said he was still in charge of both the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front and the government, and not his wife Grace who catapulted from nowhere less than a year ago to head the party’s women’s league, and some argue, the nation. “She is not the power behind my throne, she has come into politics in her own right,” Mugabe said in extracts quoted from his television interview by the state media.
The High Court has set aside a default judgment in which the director of the Central Intelligence Organisation Happyton Bonyongwe was awarded US$10 million for defamation after African Consolidated Resources chief executive Andrew Cranswick claimed in a Wikileaks cable that Bonyongwe was involved in looting diamonds from Chiadzwa in Marange.
The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front yesterday expelled its former Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa and former Mashonaland West Chairman Temba Mliswa and declared their parliamentary seats vacant.