Since the ‘military coup’ which saw the former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe leave office, the landlocked South African nation has been making headlines.
If people are not criticizing Mugabe’s replacement, they are questioning government decisions they feel are not leading them in the right direction.
News has it that a Zimbabwean is to under trial for undermining the authority of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Gustiv Kativhu, 45, was declared mentally fit to stand the trial. Prosecutors asked for a mental evaluation due to his disorderly conduct during his initial remand, New Zimbabwe.com, reported.
The middle-aged activist banged counters in the courtroom claiming that Mnangagwa had his unidentified friend killed.
Kativhu was arrested in December at the Robert Mugabe square where the ruling party had met to endorse Mnangagwa as party leader.
He carried some placards, some read: "Mnangagwa killed my friend. Zanu-PF is giving jobs to China. Mnangagwa–Chiwenga diamond mafia. Chiwenga don’t beat vendors, give them jobs."
Another of the placards called for the upcoming 2018 elections to be monitored by the United Nations, fearing that it could result in another 37 years of no employment.
Zimbabwe asks Kenya to intervene
In yet another happening, Zimbabwe has called on Kenya to stop self-exiled former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo, from posting provocative tweets against president Mnangagwa’s government
According to Daily News, the outspoken Moyo has been using his twitter to criticize Mnangagwa's administration, a move the government sees as a threat to winning in the July elections.
Contacted for a comment, the presidential spokesperson George Charamba referred the Daily News to home affairs. But home affairs also referred questions on the matter to the police spokesperson saying that "this was an operational issue".
For the first time Mnangagwa name will appear on the ballot box as Zanu PF’s presidential candidate. He’s optimistic he will win to silence his critics that think otherwise.