Zimbabwe – 19 June 2014

Zim immigrant afraid of reporting rape for fear of being deported
A Zimbabwean woman living in South Africa says she was raped by a customer last year on 16 June but she is afraid or reporting the crime.
“I wish this day could be erased forever because it brings back bad memories for me,” the 30-year-old woman told Daily Sun. Bulawayo 24.com

Tsvangirai tried in absentia
EMBATTLED MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai was yesterday tried in absentia by a tribunal constituted by the opposition party’s “Renewal Team” faction amid allegations of intimidation of members of the tribunal by his loyalists. MDC renewal team spokesperson Jacob Mafume confirmed that the disciplinary hearing went on smoothly as scheduled at a private venue in Harare, but Tsvangirai boycotted. Tsvangirai stands accused of failing to provide “competent leadership” and acting in a manner detrimental to the party objectives, among other charges by the faction led by Tendai Biti. The Chronicle

China VP states commitment to Zim
China has reiterated its commitment to assist Zimbabwe financially in light of the country’s economic blueprint the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation.
ZimAsset is expected to steer economic revival in Zimbabwe over the next four years. The Herald

Armed cops hunt for Sunday Mail editor
ARMED cops stormed Herald House in Harare early Thursday looking for the editor of The Sunday Mail, Edmund Kudzayi.
Sources at Herald House told NewZimbabwe.com that Kudzaiyi slipped out of his office and went into hiding moments before the menacing cops came knocking. The Zimbabwe Mail