An unidentified Zimbabwean woman picks up crumbs that fell off the VVIP table after President Robert Mugabe’s 92nd birthday party which cost $800,000 in a country where millions face hunger and starvation.
Zimbabwe is grappling with a crisis and 19 300 cattle have died due to the prevailing drought. The government, which is unable to assist cattle owners has advised farmers to sell the cattle but few people are prepared to buy livestock on the verge of death. Southern Africa faces a crisis with reports that 14 million people are facing hunger due to poor rains.
The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe has ruled that marriage for girls and boys under the age of 18 is illegal and unconstitutional. The ruling came after an application by two women, Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi, who were child brides. The landmark decision has been hailed by many rights groups and citizens.
Zimbabwe’s traditional leaders have joined the debate on capital punishment, calling for the abolition of death penalty. The debate comes at a time where some inmates on death row have submitted a plea to the Constitutional Court to have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment.
Pushing air force boundaries, Zimbabwe’s Ellen Chiweshe has been promoted to become the country’s first female air commodore
The education minister Lazarus Dokora says pupils ‘will be instructed in the languages that have been accepted in our Constitution’
Zimbabwe’s opposition political parties are in serious trouble and are functioning on a wing and a prayer. They however will not admit to it. The largest opposition in Parliament and also popularly, the MDC-T, appears to be entering a new phase of contrived factionalism spurred on by differences over congress outcomes and alleged coalition talks.
It was always going to be a man made crisis. That is the power shortages being experienced by Zimbabwe and Zambia due to the sharp drop in water levels at the world’s largest man-made water reservoir, Kariba Dam. The government of Zimbabwe and it’s electricity supplier Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) are at pains to explain the primary cause as being that of low rainfall last year.
The government of Zimbabwe plans to direct universities to reduce enrolment of arts and commercials to address the skyrocketing unemployment rate