President Emmerson Mnangagwa could recoup millions of dollars in diamond proceeds that were siphoned to London if he mends Zimbabwe’s relations with Britain.
The ousting of former president Robert Mugabe and his replacement with Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to have rekindled bitter fighting within the main opposition Movement for Democratic change led by Morgan Tsvangirai.
Jonathan Moyo’s twitter account went dead on 14 November the day when the military started closing in on Harare and finally took over the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and former President Robert Mugabe’s Blue roof mansion.
Factionalism continues to rear its ugly head within the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front with the Harare province recommending the expulsion of recently sworn in Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan province, Miriam Chikukwa because she was one of the kingpins of the G40 faction that supported former first lady Grace Mugabe.
Zimbabwe’s mining sector requires at least $392 million in working capital to sustain operations in 2018, up from the $211 million which was invested this year, an industry survey has revealed.
The Movement for Democratic Change has welcomed the resignation of Justice Rita Makarau as chair of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and said it hoped that the new chair would be independent and impartial.