The reappointment of the country’s eight provincial governors for only a period of three months -which coincides with the end of the current financial year- has increased speculation that this dubious office may finally be scrapped.
The present excessive supply of all meat products will lead to a protracted period of severe shortages later this year, the First Merchant Bank has warned.
For the past 11 years Zimbabweans have thronged to the National Sports Stadium -or before its construction to Rufaro Stadium- on April 18 to celebrate the country’s independence anniversary.
The government’s reluctance to accept that the country was facing a severe maize shortfall until it was too late has also cast doubt on whether it has put into place an adequate transport infrastructure to ferry the maize the country is now importing .
Former Southern Rhodesian Prime Minister, Garfield Todd, who has long been associated with the struggle for black rule and participated in the first independence Parliament, has expressed hope that the present crisis in the country will encourage people to speak out more to shed off some of the fear which still lies over the country.
Zimbabwe’s economic structural adjustment programme which was already six months behind schedule has been torpedoed by the current drought whose severity is becoming more obvious by the day.