Anyone who has worked in the tobacco industry will testify that buying and selling the golden leaf is a notoriously painstaking exercise where every bit of leaf that goes through the auction system is checked and re-checked, mostly for inadequate moisture and moulds.
President Robert Mugabe returned from Singapore where he had gone for a “routine” medical check-up this morning but his wife, who accompanied him to Singapore, was involved in a “freak accident” at the airport on their way home.
Zimbabwe might not get assistance from the West if President Robert Mugabe retires and is replaced by a hardliner from his Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front if the United States has not changed its policy.
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor John Mangudya on Wednesday told a business symposium organized by the University of Zimbabwe that the country had received $2.8 billion in foreign currency receipts between January and June.
Struggling state-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) only has 60 operational locomotives, some as old as 50 years and owes its workers $90 million in unpaid salaries, according to a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee report.