UN says to raise $1.6bn for Zimbabwe development
The United Nations plans to raise $1.6bn from donors to improve agriculture, food security, health and governance in Zimbabwe between 2016-2020, its representative in the southern African country said on Friday.
The UN has over the last decade taken a prominent role in raising money for humanitarian and development aid to Zimbabwe after the West withheld direct budget support in 2002 over policy differences with veteran President Robert Mugabe.
Army gives vendors ultimatum
Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo and commander of the Presidential Guard Brigadier-General Anselem Sanyatwe told journalists in Harare the security forces would come hard on those resisting the order.
Sanyatwe said the security forces had decided to intervene and restore order in urban areas, especially Harare, after vendors had invaded all open spaces in the city centre.
“We are happy you brought the chefs from vendor organisations. I want to warn you, we don’t want to chase each other. We have the powers. Go and address your people and tell them to go to designated places,” Sanyatwe said.
Harare Provincial Affairs minister Miriam Chikukwa, who chairs the Joint Operations Command (JOC) in Harare, repeated the warning to vendors.
South Africa to pay for Zim lawyer’s border troubles
The South African Home Affairs department has been ordered to pay costs incurred by a Pretoria-based attorney Eucan Gwanangura after officials at the Beitbridge border post barred him entry on his return from Zimbabwe.
The ruling by Judge Veyelwa Tlapi followed another ruling ordering Home Affairs to allow Gwanangura into the country.
Gwanangura, a South African permanent resident, filed an urgent application while he was stuck at the Beitbridge border post. He was returning from a funeral in Zimbabwe and had passed through the border just a few days earlier.
In court papers seen by the African News Agency, Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba was cited as the respondent.