The two former secretary-generals of the Movement for Democratic Change today forged an alliance with their former boss Morgan Tsvangirai to form what is now called the MDC Alliance which will field Tsvangirai as the presidential candidate to contest Zimbabwe African National Union—Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe next year.
Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai was at one time during the inclusive government so upset with President Robert Mugabe that he called him a tyrant in front of a United States congressional delegation and a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official.
The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) says it is yet to receive the High Court order barring it from mining in the Chiadzwa diamond fields with immediate effect until it has been granted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate but will comply.
Zimbabwe has suspended duty on hydrogenated soya bean oil for a year with effect from July 1, 2017, according to the government gazette.
Teams of Indian and Turkish investors are in Zimbabwe seeking investment and joint venture opportunities with local companies, mostly targeted at the Special Economic Zones, officials say.
Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai is today expected to launch the so-called grand coalition with seven other political parties but the launch has already hit a snag with former partner Tendai Biti’s Progressive Democratic Party saying it will not attend.