With the proposed increase in rural or inter-town bus fares, more people are likely to flock to trains which will be much cheaper although at times there are some inconveniences.
The Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to carry out a more comprehensive investigation into irregularities of the Zimbabwe Banking Corporation and the Merchant Bank of Central Africa in their relationship with the M and C Group of Companies -Lorac (Private) Limited- has been given the unenviable task of naming top government officials and politicians, most of whom are their bosses or colleagues, who so far four investigations have been too scared to name.
In one of the most closely guarded secrets the state is planning to bring to book people who shot former Gweru Mayor and national organising secretary of the Zimbabwe Unity Movement, Patrick Kombayi.
Zimbabweans, hard hit by the ever escalating price increases and expecting some tax relief to enable them to make ends meet, could be in for a surprise as all indications are that the government may in fact introduce a drought levy to enable it to feed more than five million people who will need relief food.
Calls for autonomy by minority ethnic groups sweeping across Eastern Europe seem to be trickling down to Africa just like demands for democracy, which resulted in the demise of communism, did.
President Mugabe has managed to slightly trim his cabinet as well as fulfil regional balance but has created another dubious ministry, the Ministry of National Affairs, Employment Creation and Cooperatives without raising a wink from the opposition parties.