Harare: South African President Jacob Zuma's anticipated working visit to Harare has generated a lot of interests locally, regionally and internationally. On one hand, Zimbabweans, tired of the shenanigans of the seemingly comatose coalition government, are expecting Zuma to read the riot act to the three partners in the coalition government that have been at each others' throats since the consummation of the power-sharing pact more than three years ago.
Washington: Tensions are rising between President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party and Pretoria following remarks Monday by South African Foreign Affairs Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane that elections in Zimbabwe should be held only after a new constitution and democratic reforms are put in place to ensure a free and fair poll.
Harare: A regional think-tank yesterday warned that Zimbabwe and South Africa are drifting apart after Zanu PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo launched a blistering verbal attack on Pretoria. Moyo told South African Foreign Affairs minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to “shut up” a day after she reiterated that Zimbabwe could only hold elections after the completion of the constitution-making process.
Harare: Nearly 15,000 Zimbabweans have been deported from South Africa since October last year, officials said on Monday. South Africa lifted a two-year deportation moratorium after asking illegal Zimbabwean immigrants to regularise their stay through a liberal work permit system.
Harare: Since the assumption of the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council by South Africa two days ago, speculation has been rife Zimbabwe could be dragged to the world body’s highest decision-making roundtable if it does not play ball with the international community and fully implement provisions of the Global Political Agreement (GPA). However, there have been mixed feelings over the issue with political analysts harbouring different views.
Johannesburg: Should we trust the government's bona fides when it says it has good reason to keep information from us, or is the onus on them to prove that we will all be better off if they hang onto their secrets? Shorn of legalities, that is the question at the heart of the judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court this week in the Mail & Guardian's long-running quest to gain access to a report on Zimbabwe's 2002 presidential election made by judges Dikgang Moseneke and Sisi Khampepe.