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.
Twelve years of Zimbabwe’s independence have witnessed the progressive marginalisation and domination of the Ndebele people by the majority dominant Shona groups.
The current drought could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the peasant farming sector, which has been milked left, right and centre both by the commercial sector and the government, if the anomalies that have so far been unravelled are addressed at last.