Fears that disgruntled members of the ZANU-PF old guard who were to be sacrificed in the cabinet trimming would form another party, or parties, are reported to be the major cause of the delayed cabinet reshuffle.
In the last issue we carried a story about alleged corruption in the Agricultural Development Authority (ADA).
National University of Science and Technology lecturer and defeated independent candidate in the 1990 general elections, Temba Dlodlo, has called for the creation of a strong opposition party to successfully challenge ZANU-PF which he said was determined to stay in power “forever” despite its dismal performance in the past 12 years.
Last month’s statement by Public Service Minster Eddison Zvobgo that many ministers were tuning to the BBC and CNN to find out what was happening in the country “as a respite to our daily bread” and his praise for editors who were fired by Zimbabwe Newspapers, the late Willie Musarurwa and Geoff Nyarota, is a clear indication that there is something terribly wrong with our daily newspapers.
Drought like death, when they occur, always leads to or results in a lot of talk, some of it not very palatable.