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‘Securitisation of Minerals‘, Tantamount to Mortgaging Zimbabwe

chinamasapatrickWhat Zimbabwe's Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa describes as securitising of Zimbabwe’s minerals to secure loans from reluctant China is tantamount to mortgaging the country for the benefit of a few Zanu (PF) bosses.

China has already exhausted some of the alluvial diamond mines that were allocated to her in a murky deals involving politicians, military and police chiefs as partners, and the proceeds from the deals have been spirited away to untraceable bank accounts in some tax havens. "Securitisation bla bla bla..." Chinamasa

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014 23:33

What Will It Take For Zimbabweans To Say Enough

Since 1990 NSSA has collected about $4 000 000 000 from a million workers. In 2012 only $700 million remained, or just over 17%, meaning 83% of contributions was lost or squandered. Only about 17% of the total revenue of the Authority was spent on pension benefits.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014 15:08

MDC-T: It Leaves You Wondering What is Actually Happening

The MDC-T has categorically stated that there are no talks and there is no mediation about talks with its expelled rebels, but we are still getting headlines like: 'Talks Underway for MDC-T Re-unification', and 'Tsvangirai, Biti Rift Widens' - leaving one wondering what exactly is going on.

The MDC-T Guardians Council said more than a month ago that it had not authorised Mrs Sekai Holland to undertake any mediation on its behalf, but she continues to claim that she met President Tsvangirai to facilitate ‘unity talks‘, and that her council had held talks with Tendai Biti to persuade his renewal team to rejoin the party.

It leaves one wondering what exactly is going on, especially when the same Press indicates that it is aware of MDC-T spokesman, Douglas Mwonzora’s published statement, that it is a false narrative to say Mrs Holland is leading mediation efforts between the MDC-T and the rebels led by the former secretary-general, Tendai Biti.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014 18:50

End of The Road for Prof Moyo, For Mugabe, For Zanu (PF)?


Symptoms of a splintering party? Yesterday Zanu (PF) actors at Heroes Acre seemed to be seated according to their factions. Here Mnangangagwa faction's Monica Mutsvangwa, Oppah Muchinguri and 'Prof' Jonathan Moyo. See more pics by newsdzezimbabwe

It looks like the crisis in Zanu (PF) is now reaching a crescendo with Robert Mugabe's unbridled castigating of Jonathan Moyo whom he appointed Minister of information despite not being in good standing the party.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 21:52

Confirmed: Mangoma Assault Was A Sting; Another In the Offing

It would be naïve to say the acquittal of the nine MDC-T youths accused of assaulting Elton Mangoma means that justice has been served, because the MDC-T has, as on many similar occasions, suffered incalculable damage from what was essentially a CIO sting.

And even as this sting is being put to bed, another one, against a national youth leader Costa Machingauta, is gathering pace, with an unnamed girl alleging rape, as reported here by The Herald. Rt: Staging the sting, Tendai Biti and Elton Mangoma.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014 18:14

Bury Indigenisation, Bring On MDC-T's Bounty

MwonzoraLast week, Minister for Finance said something about Zimbabwe’s new stance on indigenisation which differed fundamentally with what the President said on the same subject in the same week. Zimbabweans and the whole world must therefore be wondering as to exactly what is happening in the nation's cockpit.

Zanu PF’s election campaign, which ran from 2008 to 2013, was grounded in populist rhetoric including indigenisation, nationalism, blaming sanctions for everything and blaming everyone e other than Zanu PF for Zimbabwe’s for Zimbabwe’s social, economic and political woes. They also ran a sustained negative campaign against the person of Morgan Tsvangirai.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:01

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