Although Zimbabwe’s elections are two months away and Parliament will continue to sit until the eve of the elections, the Electoral Amendment Act which was gazette on Monday cannot be amended again for the forthcoming general elections.
Mobile network operator, Econet Wireless after tax profit for the year ended February 28 made a giant leap of 265 percent to $132.3 million compared to $36.19 million in 2017 largely as a result of cost cutting measures implemented in 2015 which are beginning to bear fruit.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s staunch critics are cashing in on his statement yesterday that he has intelligence that some of his colleagues intend to impeach him after the elections set for 30 July.
Independent Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa caused a storm in Parliament yesterday when he accused women Members of Parliament, especially those elected under the proportional representation quota, of doing nothing.
Zimbabwe’s mining chamber has asked the government to allow majority ownership by foreign investors in diamond and platinum mines, a move it says will unlock more investment for the capital intensive sector.
Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has steadfastly refused to appear before a Parliamentary committee trying to interrogate him over his claim that $15 billion of diamond revenue went missing, and there is little that Parliament can do about it beyond the shouting.
Zimbabwe’s political parties have 15 days to come up with final candidates to contest this year’s elections as the Nomination Court will sit on 14 June to register the candidates.
Zimbabwe is to hold its harmonised elections on 30 July, a Monday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa proclaimed today through a government gazette.