Zimbabwe – 25 June 2015

Mutasa ready to spill ‘rigging’ beans in court
FORMER Zanu PF stalwart and axed Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa yesterday said he was ready to stand in court and give evidence on how the ruling Zanu PF party rigged the 2008 election “if approached” by the opposition MDC-T.
Mutasa told NewsDay that “if the MDC people approach me”, he was more than willing to testify as an MDC-T witness, adding that he had over the past few months held several meetings with MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai to strategise for the 2018 elections.
News Day

Review agric policies: Kabaghe
FORMER Zambian Cabinet minister Chance Kabaghe has called on the Zimbabwean government to review its agricultural policies in order to remove barriers stifling growth of the sector.
Kabaghe told delegates attending the Buy Zimbabwe 2015 Summit at Elephant Hills in Victoria Falls last week that Zimbabwe needed to revisit its various policies which are already in place and stop interfering with the administration of parastatals.
News Day

‘Zim requires $864m for infrastructure projects’
ZIMBABWE requires $864 million to fund infrastructure projects for power generation, Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has said.
The country’s maximum demand for power was 1 950 megawatts (MW), but 1 256MW was being generated, leaving a deficit of 600MW.
News Day

Probe Chihuri, top cop tells Mohadi
An assistant commissioner in the Zimbabwe Republic Police, who successfully appealed against both his sentence and conviction for allegedly facilitating the release of a fraud suspect, has petitioned Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi to probe his boss, Commissioner-General of Police Augustine Chihuri, on allegations of corruption and crime cover-up charges for senior officers within the institution.
News Day

ZRP, CIO Wanted To Install Tsvangirai as President of Zimbabwe in 2008
The Zimbabwe Republic Police and the State Security agents were fully ready to make MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai President of Zimbabwe soon after the 2008 elections, Robert Mugabe’s former State Security Boss Didymus Mutasa said. Mutasa speaking for the first time to the South African Independent newspaper, said Tsvangirai should have simply rushed to State House and no one was going to stop him, but the MDC leader fled to Botswana in retreat.