SW Radio Africa News Headlines Thursday 15th November 2012
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SW Radio Africa News Stories for Thursday 15th November 2012
Tanonoka Joseph Whande takes issue with the MDC-T leadership for its plan to travel around the world and encourage Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to return home to vote. He says: “It does no one any good to go home and just sit jobless while Chipangano waits for you by the gate. It does no good to just be together for the sake of being together and starve together after being beaten up for no other reason than supporting a political party of one’s choice.”
Power says most companies bribe ZANU PF’s top leadership to avoid prosecution and stay in business. But they oppress their workers, giving them low salaries and overworking them; while Kuda says the $20 million Mugabe promised all farmers will only help card carrying active members of ZPF who are not even farmers, but thugs who spend their time drinking and committing acts of violence; Zifunsi says Chombo is trying by all means to frustrate the MDC dominated Kadoma council, always investigating it and trying to find mistakes so as to suspend the councillors. But he can’t find any fault.
Tererai discusses the just ended Diamond Conference at Vic Falls, with the deputy Minister for Mines Gift Chimanikire and Mike Davis, a campaigner for Global Witness which monitors the trade in so-called blood diamonds. Chimanikire admits that abuses by ZANU PF are responsible for problems in the industry, but they use “sanctions” as an excuse for the lack of accountability. Davis explains how the security chiefs control diamond mining, raising concerns that the revenue will be used to fund violence by ZANU PF during next year’s elections.