Tag: Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country. Yet because of Zimbabwe’s dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction house toilet that night, hungry and wondering if […]

Rotten to the core-Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Rotten to the core-Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Figures are important, particularly for Zimbabwe where they simply don’t add up. Let’s start with Mugabe’s trip to the Mexican resort of Cancun less than a week after he returned from seeing his doctors in Singapore. Mugabe travelled by chartered airliner with an entourage of three dozen people.  All of […]

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly rubbished claims by Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the government had created more than 2.2 million jobs. According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Mnangagwa said that the government had exceeded President Robert Mugabe’s 2013 election promise of creating 2 million jobs. On the sidelines of a […]

Mnangagwa, military elections role exposed

Mnangagwa, military elections role exposed

Visiting Namibian President Hage Geingob has unwittingly exposed Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the army’s underhand roles in micro-managing general elections and engineering President Robert Mugabe’s successive, but contentious, electoral victories. Geingob let the cat out of the bag during a State dinner hosted in his honour by Mugabe on Wednesday […]