Zimbabwe – 26 May 2015

Mugabe not on ‘awful’ list of Zim’s richest
A list of Zimbabwe’s 50 richest people circulating in the country is “garbage”, Information Minister Jonathan Moyo said Monday, after his former deputy was included in the rankings.
Longtime President Robert Mugabe, 91, and his wife do not appear on “Zim’s Top 50 Rich List”, compiled by a firm called X Research and Intelligence and published in the state-controlled Sunday Mail newspaper.

Dispute over ‘Zim first lady’s’ flat
Expensive Hong Kong lawyers were due in court on Monday representing Zimbabwe’s “secret project”, which is a R7 million villa much loved by first lady Grace Mugabe. Many say she believes she owns the three-storey building.
She spent time there as her daughter, Bona, used it while she was studying commerce at university in Hong Kong.
Ownership of the flat is disputed as Jack Ping, a Taiwanese-born businessman, who lives in Joburg, claims he bought and paid for it in 2008, first via a company, Cross Global, and he then says he transferred it into his name two years later.

Mnangagwa is a small boy — Tsvangirai
OPPOSITION MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday took a swipe at Vice-President Emmerson Mnangangwa describing him as a “small boy” with no political clout to challenge for the Presidency.
Addressing a No reforms No Elections campaign rally in Kuwadzana, Harare, Tsvangirai said: “I told Mnangagwa one word that I don’t compete with you.
News Day