After realising that quiet diplomacy had not taken it anywhere and that it was not being taken seriously, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade unions has decided to become more militant so that it can effectively represent the country’s workers whose standard of living is being eroded every day.
Reports that four of former Ethiopian President, Mengistu Haile Mariam’s five body guards have deserted him should be a cause of great concern to the country’s leadership.
The absence of substantive chief executives for Zimbabwe’s key service parastatals, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Air Zimbabwe, is largely responsible for the present chaos they are in rather than the lack of managerial skills.
Reports that Zimbabwe has lost 1 500 black rhino in what appears to be dubious circumstances should be of great concern to all conservationists.
Despite the seemingly militant and violent attitude of Zimbabwean students as demonstrated by a series of strikes and boycotts at the University of Zimbabwe and the massive destruction of property both at the University and at Dadaya Secondary School, for example — students are , in fact, obedient, self-disciplined and polite.