Today the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Father Fradereck Chiromba was amongst those attending the signing of the power-sharing deal which has sparked new hope for the people of Zimbabwe. Continue reading Zimbabwe: Catholic Bishops urge healing and reconciliation
Archbishop Robert Ndlovu, Catholic Archbishop of Harare and president of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops, Conference made the following speech at a roundtable hosted by the Denis Hurley Peace Institute, an associate body of the Southern African Catholic Bishops, Conference: Continue reading Zimbabwean archbishop reports on plight of his country
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has said the opposition MDC has until Thursday to agree a power-sharing deal, or he will form his own government. “We feel frozen at the moment [without a government],” he told state media. The MDC has rejected the ultimatum and says it will not be “bullied” into signing a deal. Continue reading Mugabe gives deal deadline to MDC
The National Movement of Catholic Students has held its annual Heroes weekend conference at Hillside Teachers College, Bulawayo. 70 students attended from tertiary colleges all over Zimbabwe, plus one delegate from Zambia. Continue reading Catholic students meet in Bulawayo
Daily Nation – Nairobi
* Reports say General Constantine Chiwenga told Mugabe the army was not prepared to honour any arrangement that leaves Mr Tsvangirai as the dominant figure
* Gen Chiwenga is the leader of the Joint Operations Command (JOC), which is made up heads of the army, police, prisons and intelligence that has effectively usurped power from Mr Mugabe since Mr Tsvangirai defeated him in the presidential election held on March 29.
* Another threat came from former liberation war fighters who are said to have ordered the 84 year-old president not to accept any power sharing deal with the opposition Continue reading Mugabe held hostage by party hawks and army
As the world waits to see what will happen in Zimbabwe, Patrick Bond argues that lessons should be taught and retaught about the dangers of elite transition between a voracious, corrupt, violent and divisive set of rulers, and an incoming crew who might not withstand the blandishments of local power-sharing and global economic seduction. Continue reading Where to, Zimbabwe?