Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe mark Canning today warned the country’s power-sharing government not to rush new elections, saying a premature vote risked turning into a repeat of a violent poll two years ago.
The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled today that one of three properties belonging to the Zimbabwean government be auctioned. Two other properties will not be auctioned because they enjoy diplomatic protection.
South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to visit Zimbabwe this week to meet the leaders of the unity government and iron out differences over power sharing.
Zimbabwe’s diamonds saga has taken another twist with African diamond producers saying they will back Zimbabwe to sell its diamonds from Marange and might even ask it to take legal action against those barring it from selling the diamonds.
Zimbabwe has always been difficult to sell to investors. But this has been largely due to the perceptions of the country rather than the reality on the ground.
The Southern African Development Community today failed to hold a summit on Zimbabwe after two of the key leaders Zambian President Rupiah Banda and his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza failed to arrive in the Botswana capital, Gaborone.