Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, the state-owned Herald newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying on today, the first time the southern African country will hold a vote that does not involve former president Robert Mugabe since 1980.
The Zimbabwe government will assume ZISCOsteel’s estimated $450 million debt in order to make the steel giant attractive to the Chinese firm R&F which has agreed to invest in the company, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said.
First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa who perplexed Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda on Tuesday when she stood up when another member was contributing and he wondered how to address her now, yesterday caused another mishap when her security lady followed her into the House.
The Movement for Democratic Change has called for the demilitarization of Zimbabwe’s villages and communities to enable free, fair and credible elections this year.
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care has proposed that Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa introduces sin tax on sugary foodstuffs and drinks to raise funds for the health sector.