Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was poisoned and traces of palladium were found in his body when he underwent surgery in Johannesburg last week, privately-owned Newsday reported today.
State-owned Agricultural Development bank of Zimbabwe (Agribank) reported a profit of $2.18 million in the six months to June from $2.16 million recorded in the comparable period last year on increased income.
Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Gideon Gono at one time said he was very close to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai because they grew up together while at the same time he was a confidante of President Robert Mugabe as he was Mugabe’s personal banker.
Afrikaaner human right group Afriforum, which has taken over the case of Gabriella Engels, the 20-year-old South African woman who was allegedly assaulted by First Lady Grace Mugabe after she was found with her two sons, says it is not over yet for the First Lady.
The Movement for Democratic Change says the declaration of President Robert Mugabe’s birthday, 21 February, as a public holiday is an insult to the country’s liberation heroes because Mugabe is not a demi-God and there are more deserving Zimbabweans than Mugabe.