Two little known opposition parties, the Zimbabwe Development Party and the Voice of the People, have approached the Constitutional Court to bar President Emmerson Mnangagwa from calling for elections until they get funding for their campaigns.
United States President Donald Trump has extended sanctions on Zimbabwe by another year from 6 March.
“THE land resettlement was a huge success in terms of our people, 367 000 of our people, back in possession of the land,” says President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the expropriation of most of Zimbabwe’s white-owned farmland since 2000—a move that wrecked the economy and pushed millions into poverty.
Only $250 million was returned under the amnesty that was granted to those who had externalised funds, a statement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa showed.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the amnesty on those who externalised funds to bring them back to 16 March and will publish the names of those who did not heed the call on 19 March.
Former United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray has urged Washington to work with the winner of this year’s elections regardless of the political party.
As throngs poured into the streets of Harare in seeming euphoria following the November 2017 military takeover of power from Robert Mugabe, there was little, if any, consensus as to whether the unfolding events constituted a coup or not.
Will Zimbabwe’s parliamentary and presidential elections, which must be held by late July, be free and fair?