On Wednesday this week, Zimbabwe Platinum Mines (Zimplats) publicly announced that it had amicably resolved a six-year long dispute with government which was seeking to compulsorily acquire part of its mining claims measuring 27 948 hectares.
Zimbabweans trust President Emmerson Mnangagwa more than Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, according a survey just released by Afrobarometer.
Zimbabwe’s Parliament wants investigations into diamond mining operations to be continued after the July 30 elections and the return of former concession holders, including the Chinese to the Marange fields.
Chaos today broke out in the National Patriotic Front which is financed by former First Lady Grace Mugabe with reports in the morning that the party had fired its founding leader Ambrose Mutinhiri who in turn fired those who had fired him.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party yesterday promised to revive the economy if it wins an election in July by cutting taxes, abolishing a quasi-currency “bond note”, joining a regional monetary union and seeking debt relief.
“I have been a long-time supporter of the Movement for Democratic Change but I have just changed my mind because for all I know, I could be voting for Mugabe to come back maybe even as vice-president,” said a man from the Sanyati area.
Zimbabwe’s largest platinum producer, Zimplats, has agreed to release 23 903 hectares of its unused ground, about half of its mineral resource, to government after a six-year wrangle over the land in a deal the miner says secures its future.
The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance is to launch its policy document under the theme “Behold the New.