ZANU-PF slipped back into the Bulawayo City Council through the back door when its candidate, Ernest Msipa, stood unopposed when nominations for a by-election in Ward 7 closed on September 3 because the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which is boycotting all pending elections, did not field a candidate.
After a series of glitches, Bulawayo business tycoon Delma Lupepe has finally taken over towelling giant, Merspin, at the beginning of this month and has pledged to invest $30 billion within the next four months and create 800 new jobs.
I had to withhold tears as I watched my eight-year old daughter sob when I told her I could not fill her raffle form.
The mother of an eight-year-old girl at a private school in Bulawayo will never forget the day when she ran out of small change and gave her daughter a $5 000 bearer’s cheque.
ZANU-PF, which has now pledged to implement electoral reforms to comply with Southern African Development Community (SADC) principles and guidelines for democratic elections, may have already completed rigging next year’s elections though they are still six months away.