05 August 2014
- Farence says he drives a mini bus between Gwanda and Beitbridge and is fed up with police road blocks which are the cause of road accidents. He pays bribes to the police to pass without delay so they don’t waste his time.
Wellington says there is no cash in Zim and his company has had to make three quarters of the staff redundant. He says he has no choice but to close his construction company down.
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- Speak Out: Padare
- Our correspondent in Harare, Simon Muchemwa, says there is concern among Zimbabweans that the European Union is actively re-engaging with the ZANU PF regime, before crucial reforms are implemented to move the country forward. He says he agrees with former farmer and activist Ben Freeth who believes the EU re-engagement is driven by selfish interests, at the expense of democracy.
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- Diaspora Diaries
- As South African-based Zimbabweans await Pretoria’s final decision on their special residence permits, community leaders are saying the situation has created a crisis. Zimbabwe Community in South Africa Chairman Nqgabutho Mabhena, says as some of the documents have already expired many of their members were in ‘limbo’ and some were now being forced out of their jobs. Zim Migrants International communications director Daniel Muzenda says some of their members have been rounded up by police and detained at Lindela detention center.
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