Maize imports, second-hand vehicle transit ban by Botswana and a New Year prediction by self-styled Nigerian prophet, TB Joshua grabbed headlines in Zimbabwe's daily press on Friday.The state-run Herald said the Zimbabwe government had started importing 150,000 tonnes of maize from South Africa to guarantee national food security before the next main harvest in April. This will augment imports of 150,000 tonnes of grain from Zambia . In addition, the government is importing 10,000 tonnes of top dressing fertilisers to forestall potential shortages for the commodity. The private NewsDay reported that Zimbabweans importing second-hand vehicles via Walvis Bay in Namibia and driving them through Botswana would now have to find an alternative route after the latter banned the use of its territory as transit for imported vehicles. Scores of car dealers and individuals had been importing second-hand vehicles from Europe via Walvis Bay and using the Botswana route as the conduit pipeline to access Zimbabwe . The private-run Daily News reported on a New Year's Eve prediction by TB Joshua that corrupt African leader would fall in 2014.
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