Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the 2016 national budget last week. In keeping with a century old tradition, Chinamasa brought out the iconic briefcase, once wielded by former ministers, Chidzero, Murerwa, Makoni and Biti. To nobody’s surprise, nothing spectacular came out of the symbolic attaché case.
Many in this country and in other parts of Africa have heard of the Tonga people, a mysterious society who occupy the Zambezi Valley. Their main claim to fame being their tradition of lavishly smoking marijuana (Mbanje).
ZANU PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere’s position looks increasingly shaky within the ruling party amid growing calls to have the position allocated to “someone with liberation war credentials”.
LOCAL human rights lawyers have expressed concern at delays in the justice system, revealing that suspects have gone for six years without trial while illegal immigrants are also languishing in jail for up to three years awaiting deportation.