Zimbabwean laws in their current form don't appear to outlaw the involvement of the army in commercial ventures. That is why no noise has been made about the Zimbabwe Defence Industries, despite its apparent involvement in shady deals in the past. At a lower level, the army has been running farms and canteen retail. But that doesn't mean that its involvement in high-stake commerce is a good thing. In fact, it brings with it a whole gamut of dangers, The Standard's Tawanda Majoni writes.
A Commercialised Army Is Dangerous For The Country
Zimbabwe Standard, 25 November 2018
Zimbabwe Defence Forces Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. That is one name you are not likely to find at the Registrar of Companies. But that name is, in spirit and deed, there, if you… Read more »
Soldiers in Zimbabwe (file photo).
Mnangagwa Must Beware of Flattering Chiwenga, Says Mafume
New Zimbabwe, 26 November 2018
MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume says Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's weekend vows opposition leader Nelson Chamisa would never rule Zimbabwe at the expense of President… Read more »
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has withdrawn Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's oversight role of the Ministry of Defence and War Veterans. In a stunning political blow to ... Read more »
The government has accused large-scale gold mining companies of under declaring their gold output. While numerous challenges are facing the mining sector, including foreign ... Read more »
Two magistrates from the recently launched Special Anti-Corruption Court have reportedly received death threats in the midst of critical investigations into high-profile cases. ... Read more »
Ordinary Zimbabweans face a bleak festive season as the economic situation is marred by worsening cash shortages and basic commodity shortages. Some civil servants have already ... Read more »
In a move that has been welcomed by Zimbabweans who are itching to see wealthy politicians brought to book for alleged corruption, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government will ... Read more »
Three months since the widely condemned killings, Zimbabwean police say they have opened their own investigations into the killings, with all the cases treated as murder. Both the ... Read more »
Zimbabwe's security chiefs have denied that soldiers shot at civilians in the deadly post-election violence which rocked Harare after the July 30 elections. Both Zimbabwe Defence ... Read more »
Businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei has triggered off fresh fissures within the ruling Zanu-PF and government, with the military-backed Sakunda Holdings founder apparently driving a ... Read more »
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the possibility of oil and gas deposits in the greater Muzarabani area. He said that Australian company Invictus Energy planned to sink ... Read more »
Barely three months after polls, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration is facing a huge crisis caused by an imploding economy. The meltdown has led to finger-pointing, with ... Read more »
"The military has been so strong that they have veto power in some cases. For instance, Mnangagwa had initially appointed Oppah Muchinguri as one of his deputies, but the military ... Read more »
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