‘What lion?’ Zimbabweans ask as Cecil circus goes global

As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal’s native Zimbabwe.

“What lion?” acting … Read the rest

Zim to hand back land to some white farmers

Zimbabwe’s government has for the first time suggested it may give official permission for some white farmers to stay on their land, 15 years after it sanctioned widespread land grabs that plummeted the country into an economic crisis.

Douglas Mombeshora, … Read the rest

Biti: Zimbabweans might start eating each other

Zimbabweans might soon resort to cannibalism if the gripping hunger stalking the nation is not averted, former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said.

Biti, now secretary general of the MDC Renewal Team, told party supporters in Harare’s dormitory town of … Read the rest

Mugabe blames xenophobic violence on whites

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe laid the blame for xenophobic violence in South Africa on whites, because he said they still owned most of the land and had most of the opportunities.

“It is a matter of the whites keeping things … Read the rest

Unprecedented security at Zim Pakistan clash

Thousands of police and paramilitaries have been deployed and helicopters will be buzzing over Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, which has been turned into a fortress for Friday’s Twenty20 cricket game against lowly Zimbabwe.

Authorities have mounted an unprecedented operation to guard … Read the rest

Mugabe toys with ‘land rentals’ to pay white farmers

An announcement from President Robert Mugabe’s government that it will soon start collecting land rentals from new black farmers to help compensate white farmers whose land was taken from them could be “very good”, the director of the Commercial Farmers’ … Read the rest

SA, Zim cement defence and security

Ministers from South Africa and Zimbabwe have discussed mutual issues of defence and security.

They’ve pledged to strengthen the fight against cross-border crime, using intelligence agencies from both countries.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been quick to dismiss claims that … Read the rest

Zimbabwe will need more food aid in the south as crisis looms

Zimbabwe, ruled by the despotic Robert Mugabe installed as leader by Great Britain in 1980, is still experiencing food shortages, mainly as a result of its anti-white policies which saw most white commercial farmers ethnically cleansed from the country.

According … Read the rest

Is City Press in favour of race war? Reply to Assata Shakur

Publishing a radical exhortation to sedition by a convicted black extremist like Assata Shakur in City Press (Listen up! The European is not your friend) is not only irresponsible, but demonstrates the double standards at work when it comes to … Read the rest

‘Xenophobic attacks won’t affect SA relations with Zim’

Zimbabwe’s Consul-General in South Africa, Henry Mukonoweshuro, says diplomatic ties between South Africa and Zimbabwe will not be affected by the on-going xenophobic attacks in the greater eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.

Hundreds of foreign nationals from Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of … Read the rest