Talk about Mugabe’s exit plan and how the deal went sour continues, but apparently, the President who turned 79 this month is still very much in control.
Though the pro-government media, especially the electronic media, has been pushing forward the Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU) as the representative of the workers and highlighted in May Day celebrations ignoring those of the larger Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), the government has never recognised the ZFTU as the genuine workers’ representative, at least on paper.
News that Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe, publishers of the Daily News, are finally going to launch their Sunday paper has sent the media industry in a frenzy.
The departure of Daniel arap Moi in December after leading Kenya for 24-years has seen Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe move one notch up among the world’s longest surviving leaders.
No one paid any attention to the 70-year old grey-haired woman as she sat rather passively, looking very innocent while they queued for bread outside a grocery shop in Gwabalanda.