ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT EMMERSON MNANGAGWA APPEALS TO ZIMBOS TO EMBRACE AND ADOPT THE NEW ZIMBABWE DOLLAR AS OFFICIAL CURRENCY WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, //CRIMSON TAZVINZWA
ZIMBABWE has started exporting electricity to regional countries especially Namibia, buoyed by increased production at the Kariba Power Station which came into life in March last year.
President Mnangagwa commissioned Unit 7 and 8, which were constructed at a cost of $531 million by China’s Sinohydro, resulting in an additional 300MW into the national grid. The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has confirmed that the new project has resulted in the country generating above target and exporting the excess power to NamPower, Namibia’s power utility company.
CRIMSON TAZVINZWA||FORMER President Robert Mugabe is losing his mind because of the genocide he presided over in the early years of Zimbabwe’s independence, war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda has said.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles arrested a prominent activist and pastor on Wednesday, along with scores of others, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country.
As some hungry Harare residents reported being tear-gassed by police when they ventured out for bread, President Emmerson Mnangagwa denounced what he called “wanton violence and cynical destruction.” He noted a right to protest and said he understands the “pain and frustration,” but he appeared to side with authorities who blame the opposition for unrest.
Pastor Evan Mawarire was clutching a Bible when police bundled him into their car in the capital, Harare. He had organized what became nationwide anti-government protests in 2016 against mismanagement and then-President Robert Mugabe’s long stay in power.
“They are alleging that he incited violence through Twitter and other forms of social media in the central business district,” said Beatrice Mtetwa, the pastor’s lawyer.
Eighty-two people appeared in court in Harare on charges of public violence
Armed police officers outside the residence of Evan Mawarire, an activist and pastor who helped mobilize people to protest against the hike in fuel prices, following his arrest in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)