Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday backed Fist Lady Grace Mugabe in calling for President Robert Mugabe to name his successor but also took a jibe at his colleague Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa by emphasising that there was no room for tribalism within the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front.
The two former secretary-generals of the Movement for Democratic Change today forged an alliance with their former boss Morgan Tsvangirai to form what is now called the MDC Alliance which will field Tsvangirai as the presidential candidate to contest Zimbabwe African National Union—Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe next year.
Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai was at one time during the inclusive government so upset with President Robert Mugabe that he called him a tyrant in front of a United States congressional delegation and a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official.
The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) says it is yet to receive the High Court order barring it from mining in the Chiadzwa diamond fields with immediate effect until it has been granted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate but will comply.
Zimbabwe has suspended duty on hydrogenated soya bean oil for a year with effect from July 1, 2017, according to the government gazette.
Teams of Indian and Turkish investors are in Zimbabwe seeking investment and joint venture opportunities with local companies, mostly targeted at the Special Economic Zones, officials say.