With 93 seats in Parliament, only seven short of attaining a two-thirds majority, by-elections in Kuwadzana and Highfield were viewed as key to the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front succession planning.
Movement for Democratic Change youth chairman Nelson Chamisa was arrested and charged with inciting violence at rallies in Harare’s Glen Norah and Kambuzuma suburbs.
Commercial Farmers Union president Colin Cloete said after several meetings with government officials he was now convinced that it was Information Minister Jonathan Moyo, and not Agriculture Minister Joseph Made, who was in control of the negotiations.
Information Minister Jonathan Moyo said the Daily News was operating illegally because it was not registered in terms of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The Daily News challenged the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act arguing that it interfered with and restricted freedom of expression.