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Tsvangirai takes charge

Tsvangirai was sworn in, together with his deputies Arthur Mutambara and Thokozani Khupe, by President Robert Mugabe at noon yesterday at a colourful ceremony at State House, attended by several Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State, diplomats and other dignitaries.In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister…

Moxon pleads case with LSE

In a letter to the LSE dated February 8 2009, Moxon alleged his specification was effected as “a result of corrupt activities, racketeering and influence peddling” by his opponents.KMAL is incorporated and listed in Zimbabwe with a secondary listing on the LSE.The Group has, however, been the subject…

Knives out for Makoni

Makoni, a presidential hopeful in the last elections, is being accused of supping with ZANU-PF and stalling the group's transformation into a political party.Makoni, a former finance minister, announced his bid to challenge President Robert Mugabe in February  last year. He was subsequently dismissed from ZANU-PF.The divisions that…

GNU on knife-edge

SHARP disagreements between ZANU-PF and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on how to resolve "outstanding issues" have delayed the tabling of Constitution-al Amendment Number 19 Bill as lack of trust and sincerity hobble efforts to form an inclusive government by next week Friday.The Bill seeks to legalise…

Journalists join EU sanctions list

THE European Union (EU) has added seven journalists with the state media on its expanded list of targeted sanctions released last week.The bloc said the scribes helped to stifle freedom of expression in Zimbabwe, a country whose media laws are deemed repressive.Among the media practitioners are Zimbabwe Broadcasting…

ZESA, Rautenbach strike US$800m deal

MINING magnet, Billy Rautenbach's Zimbabwean-registered investment vehicle, Clidder Minerals, has struck a US$800 million joint venture deal with power utility, ZESA Holdings to extract coal and increase the power-generation capacity at the parastatals' thermal plants, The Financial Gazette established this week.ZESA is facing acute coal shortages to power…

Will unity government hold?

The decision relayed in the afternoon to thousands of MDC-T supporters who had been waiting anxiously since morning, was immediately welcomed by continental and global leaders who gave the unity pact the thumbs up.Tsvangirai, who since signing the September 15 Global Political Agreement (GPA) had been holding back…

MDC to join unity government

Tsvangirai made the announcement after a meeting of the MDC's decision-making National Council. "We are going into this government. That is what the council has decided," Tsvangirai, who is set to become Prime Minister, told reporters. The decision will increase Zimbabwe's chances of recovering from economic collapse and…

Tsvangirai’s moment

There are, however, fears that lack of a general consensus on the way forward might split the party down the middle reminiscent of the October 12 2005 rift that resulted in the formation of the Arthur Mutambara faction. The split was later to deny the MDC-T an outright…