12 April 2018 – With good rainfall over the December/January growing season, there is a good harvest taking place right now. The main news from Zimbabwe is all about the political situation and while a date for the next election has not been announced as yet, it is widely expected in June or July this year. Electioneering has commenced and people are being forced to attend political meetings to teach them how to “vote correctly.” That stated, the new president is working hard to improve the economic environment in Zimbabwe.

2 March 2018 – Retired Magistrate and good friend of Kiwilink Selo Nare, has been appointed by President Mnangagwa as Chairman of Zimbabwe’s National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. We hope that he will be given the freedom to carry out his work.

19 February 2018 – The recent death from colon cancer of Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai represents the end of a significant era in the political history of Zimbabwe. It appears that his likely replacement in the MDC party will be Nelson Chamisa (age 39) who seems to be widely respected. This means the next election probably in June this year, will be the first for many decades without either Mugabe or Tsvangirai. There has been good rainfall in Zimbabwe over the crucial December/January period meaning that there will be a good harvest for the rural people in April/May.

Click here and read the Kiwilink December 2017 Zimbabwe Newsletter and here to read the recent Vanuatu Newsletter.