Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United Nations Chitsaka Chipaziwa last year said that the West was against the exportation of diamonds from Marange because what bothered them was not what Zimbabwe was doing with its diamonds but the fact that the precious stones were not under their control.
A survey by AfroBarometer carried out in October last year shows that Zimbabweans want elections this year.
Ten years ago, one of the country’s foremost economists predicted that Zimbabwe was in end-game mode.
Twenty years ago we reported that 25 filing cabinets and 20 steel trunks full of ZIPRA documents had gone missing. Former ZAPU officials, including Dumiso Dabengwa who has now revived ZAPU, have been reluctant to talk about this and about ZIPRAproperties which we understand were handed back to ZAPU.