SW Radio Africa News Stories for Wednesday 6th February 2013
Archive for February 6th, 2013
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Wednesday 6th February 2013
Sithole says soldiers and local chiefs forced villagers in Lower Guruve to pay $6 per home to receive a bag of rice. But despite paying the money nothing has happened. Villagers are still starving and failing to get their money back; while Kuda says the constitution making process is taking too long and it’s disappointing it hasn’t been given to people to read and decide if it’s good for them or not, since it was written by politicians.
National Constitutional Assembly spokesman Blessing Vava says they are rejecting the draft constitution. He says they are not sure the views of the people were captured, due to the numerous changes, negotiations and horse-trading, in drawing up the new charter.
Alex Bell looks at the rankings of key Southern African nations in a new global index on corruption in the defence forces, and asks what this means for the region’s future. Alex then hears from the Institute for Security Studies about concern that the South African government is using apartheid era legislation to undermine transparency and accountability there.