Archive for April 26th, 2009
LOBATSE: Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) executive chairman, Armando Lionjanga has lost a bid to bar the Finance Minister from terminating his services.
Justice Singh Walia of the Lobatse High Court rejected a request by Lionjanga’s attorney for the order and said he will not allow any further application for postponement in the case. The PPADB boss wanted the order, pending the outcome of his appeal, to overturn a conviction for corruption.
He has been sentenced to three years in prison, wholly suspended for two years.His appeal was scheduled to be heard yesterday, but was postponed indefinitely after the state said it could not properly prepare for hearing because of the complexity of [continue reading]
source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
24 April 2009
In two weeks time Jacob Zuma will be confirmed as the new President of South Africa by that country’s parliament. Many Zimbabweans are anxious to see if the the new President will bring with him any policy changes towards Zimbabwe.
South Africa’s ‘quiet diplomacy’ towards the political and economic crises in the country has stoked the fury of ordinary Zimbabweans who, in the last ten years, could see no results from this approach. They also believe that former President Thabo Mbeki was too close to Robert Mugabe to provide any pressure or bring about any change.
Zimbabwe’s recent history has felt like a series of false dawns. Hopes that Mugabe’s cruel and chaotic rule might finally be over have been repeatedly dashed, as the ageing ZANU PF leader moved ruthlessly to steal all the elections he has so obviously lost since 2002.
He has deployed a formidable array of tactics: invasions of white farms, murders of MDC activists; arrests of election officials; campaigns of intimidation in areas where tpeople had dared to [continue reading]