The creation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has caused quite a stir in the region not so much because of the role the new organisation is going to play but because its raison d’etre is crumbling.
After bungling in Angola, the United Nations has adopted a more cautions approach towards the Mozambique ceasefire which should ultimately lead to the first multi-party elections since the country won independence in 1975.
Former rebel leader, Ian Smith seems to be slowly weaving his way back into politics, thanks to the current discontent which is increasingly leading most people, especially the older generation, to believe life was better in Rhodesia.
Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Bernard Chidzero, may have lost the post of secretary-general for the United Nations but the international community has not yet completely forgotten about him.
The country’s major newspaper publisher, Zimbabwe Newspapers, may not only have the recently launched Daily Gazette to worry about.
The recent promotions of army and air force commanders seems to be aimed more at tribally balancing the army than anything else.