A LETTER FROM ZIMBABWE BY Cathy Buckle
Nearly $1m (£914,000) in cash was stolen from a briefcase belonging to Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports.
Three people appeared in court earlier this month accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000.
But according to “updated court documents” seen by the Herald, Mr Mugabe says he lost much more.
Mr Mugabe, now 94, was forced out of office by Zimbabwe’s military in 2017.
Up to that point, he had been in power for 37 years, first as prime minister and later as president.
President Mnangagwa in a 30 second rant that has gone viral and has been widely interpreted to mean only his ZanuPF party is Independent while the rest of Zimbabweans are not, has sparked outrage among netizens.
The video appears not to be recent but that has not stopped a barrage of emotion and disdain for the Zimbabwean leader by his fellow countrymen.
“We must be respected. We are the majority, we are the people, we are the Government, we are the army, we are the air force, we are the police we are everything you can think of, we determine who can do mining in Zimbabwe, we determine who can construct a railway line in Zimbabwe, we determine who can build a road in Zimbabwe, no other party can do so,” thunders Mnangagwa to wild applause.
“54 countries with a population no less than one billion marks the creation of the world’s largest economic and free trade area,” International Trade Centre Director, Arancha Gonzalez reacts as the African Continental Free Trade Area is born
The Atlantic hurricane season technically runs from June through November, but there’s “nothing magical” about those dates and named storms don’t always play along.
At least one named storm has jumped the gun and developed before June each of the past four hurricane seasons, some of which had impacts in the U.S. and elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin.