Archive for August 29th, 2009

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Former presidents, Sir Ketumile Masire and Festus Mogae are expected to meet President Ian Khama today to discuss the issue of suspended ruling party secretary general Gomolemo Motswaledi.

The meeting is another attempt to bring peace in the strife-torn Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). Motswaledi was suspended by Khama for 60 days and recalled from contesting the Gaborone Central parliamentary seat. Khama said he punished Motswaledi because he is indisciplined. He explained that Motswaledi undermined his authority as party leader. The suspension of Motswaledi is the high point of BDP rivalry that saw the Barata-phathi faction whitewashing Khama’s allies in the A-Team at [continue reading]

source: Fin24
2009-08-28 22:16

Johannesburg – Quick work is needed for Zimbabwe to stage a successful recovery, South African President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of the Harare Agricultural Society Show in Zimbabwe on Friday.

“The challenge we face is to ensure that Zimbabwe’s recovery is completed in the shortest space of time,” said Zuma in a speech prepared for delivery.

Zuma said he had seen “positive developments” in Zimbabwe since the January 2009 SADC extraordinary summit.

“The inclusive government is functioning and the joint monitoring and implementation committee is also [continue reading]