Compensation for evicted white-farmers?

Zimbabwe’s plan to win back international funding by paying compensation to white farmers forced off their land faces a major snag: the black farmers expected to stump up the cash say they don’t have it. The new occupants working the land, many of who had few farming skills when they were resettled, say they can barely make ends meet, let alone pay an extra levy.

The new occupants of the farms say they can barely make ends meet, let alone pay an extra levy. Their agricultural output is a fraction of that before 2000 – when President Robert Mugabe introduced the land reforms that led to thousands of white farmers being evicted. The new farmers are also being hammered by Zimbabwe’s worst drought in 25 years and are toiling in a stagnating economy in which banks have become reluctant to lend and cheaper food imports from the likes of South Africa are undermining them.

“Are farmers able to pay? I will say ‘No’. Is the land being productive? I will say’No’ again,” said Victor Matemadanda, secretary-general of a group representing the self-proclaimed war veterans who led the land seizures in 2000 and now farm.The president of the Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers’ Union, Abdul Nyathi, also said that his members would not be able to pay the compensation levy.

 

source:http://news.yahoo.com/cant-pay-zimbabwe-farmers-resist-compensating-evicted-white-070233858-http://news.yahoo.com/cant-pay-zimbabwe-farmers-resist-compensating-evicted-white-070233858--business.html

Mugabe suffered a heart attack – What will happen if…?

A UK newspaper has run with a report that Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has suffered a heart attack while on holiday.

The letter suggests the 91-year-old was on holiday with his family when he fell ill and saying that it was unlikely that he would survive.

The letter published on ZimEye yesterday said: ‘President Robert Mugabe is reported to have collapsed after suffering a heart attack while on holiday with his family and is in critical condition.’

It continued that ‘sources close to the president are said to be holding high-level meetings as it is believed that he won’t be able to recover.’

The letter suggests Mugabe and his family have been flown out of the country and extra troops are to be deployed in the capital, Harare.

According to www.zimbabwesituation.com

What happens if Mugabe dies now?

A constitutional law expert says Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in a position to assume power in the event that President Robert Mugabe is incapacitated.

Dr. Alex Magaisa of the University of Kent in Britain says Zanu PF conflicts can derail the succession of the president in case something happens to the 90-year old leader.

But he says the constitution is clear on what should happen in case the president is incapacitated while in office.

“The person who is acting president at the time a vacancy arises is the one who takes over up to 90 days as acting president. Then within that period, the political party which was represented by the exiting president will sit down and select a successor.”

Section 101 of the Zimbabwe Constitution stipulates that succession of the president takes place in the event of death, resignation or incapacity of the president.

“If the President dies, resigns or is removed from office, the first Vice-President assumes office as President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office; the second Vice-President assumes office as first Vice-President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office; and upon assuming office as President, the former first Vice-President must appoint a qualified person to be second Vice-President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office.”

It further states that if the first vice-president dies, resigns or is removed from office, “the second Vice-President assumes office as first Vice-President until the expiry of the former first Vice-President’s term of office; and the President must without delay appoint a qualified person to be second Vice-President until the expiry of the former first Vice-President’s term of office.”

 

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source:http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/news/zimsit-m-what-happens-if-mugabe-dies-now-nehanda-radio/http://metro.co.uk/2016/01/13/has-robert-mugabe-had-a-heart-attack-rumours-spread-about-zimbabwe-presidents-health-5619540/accessed 13/01/16-Studio 7– Nehanda Radio 3 January 2015 by Gibbs Dube

Future President of South Africa? – Don’t misjudge Julius Malema for a fool

Many people make jokes about Mr Malema and his incoherent rhetoric, his educational background and obliviousness nature in dealing with allegations. People laugh at his uniform and protests. However I’m afraid that Mr Malema would soon have the last laugh.

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Many people make jokes about Mr Malema and his incoherent rhetoric, his educational background and obliviousness nature in dealing with allegations. People laugh at his uniform and protests. However I’m afraid that Mr Malema would soon have the last laugh.

Peruse through his curriculum vitae below and see that this is not your “garden-boy”. He is ambitious and his ideologies are controversial. He deliberately captures and spins the media to his bidding. He has been strategic and cautious in choosing his battles- given that 2013 may have not been the best year for him. This morning’s news article mentions: “The opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, which has contested very few by-elections since its launch as a political party, will take part in by-elections in KwaZulu-Natal for the first time on Wednesday.” If Mr Malema is such a fool then how is it that he appears to be recently the voice of reason. The voice which is speaking the people’s language, this may well be the people spokesmen! He has some seriously controversial policies, which can be liken to the leaders of Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda, and to that just may result in the South African economy being destroyed. But is that a bad thing? Should monetary gain be the greater importance in comparison to an entire nation? Should not the mines and commodities of South Africa belong to the people of South Africa? Or the land of the homeless to reclaim property to which had been plundered? At present everyone is mentioning the symptoms of a bad managed government however Mr Malema is brave enough to express his radical ideas for change. The politicians in their lovely suits and entourage are too busy being pampered while Mr Malema is in his overall working hard to be the President of South Africa. Given that the GDP & GNP may decline, that inflation may increase and that food scarcity and foreign aid may diminish. Given that foreigners may have to leave and that Indians, Whites, and Coloured may fall at the hands of a radical for who needs skill when equality and justice means more than money?

The CV of the future President of South Africa:

CURRENT POSITION (S)
Founder Member | Economic Freedom Fighters
May 2013 – present
Social Development and Community Services

Commander in Chief | Economic Freedom Fighters
2013 – present
Publishing, Printing and Print Media

PREVIOUS POSITION(S)
President | Youth League | African National Congress
South Africa | 2008 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

National President | Congress of South African Students
South Africa | 2001
Government, Public Administration and Defence

Provincial Chairman | Limpopo | Congress of South African Students
South Africa | 1997 – 2001
Government, Public Administration and Defence

General Secretary | Youth League – Limpopo Branch | African National Congress
South Africa | 1995 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

Regional Chairman | Seshego Branch | African National Congress Youth League
South Africa | 1995 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
SECONDARY
Mohlakaneng High School, Limpopo, South Africa

TERTIARY
University of South Africa
2011 – present
Bachelor of Arts degree – Communications and African languages
University of South Africa
2008 – 2010
Two-year diploma – Youth Development