Archive for December 21st, 2008

source: Standay Standard
by Morula Morula
17.12.2008 5:05:30 P

The Chief Executive Chairman of the Public Procurement and Assert Disposal Board, Armando Lionjanga, on Wednesday confirmed to Court that he and the current Minister of Defence and Security, Dikgakgamatso Ndelu Seretse, did not declare their “personal interests” in Board meetings they have held after the 23 of March 2003.

Asked why he did not declare his interests, Lionjanga told Court that he did not declare his “social interest” in Board meetings that considered tenders which took place after the 23 of March, 2003 because those other meetings were still dealing with the same issue of tenders to supply dry skimmed milk to the Ministry of Local Government and Lands.

He said this during a trial in which he is charged with having failed to declare his interest during the [continue reading]

source: Voice of America
By Blessing Zulu
Washington
19 December 2008

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday issued an ultimatum to President Robert Mugabe, saying 42 opposition and civic activists abducted by suspected state agents must be freed by Jan. 1 and that such seizures must halt, or Tsvangirai’s formation of the Movement for Democratic Change will pull out of the power-sharing process.

In a statement delivered to reporters in Gaborone, Botswana, Tsvangirai denounced the Mugabe government for what he said was the imposition of “the worst kind of sanctions upon the people” of the country, turning Zimbabwe into a country where “poverty and disease thrive and people die” due to political and economic mismanagement.

Tsvangirai said the MDC “can no longer sit at the same negotiating table with a party that is abducting our members, and [continue reading]