About Jonathan Moyo: ‘Mugabe has the power to appoint or dismiss Ministers’

About Jonathan Moyo: ‘Mugabe has the power to appoint or dismiss Ministers’

THIS is a quick note to provide a legal explanation around the current situation of Prof Jonathan Moyo whom reports say has been relieved of his Governmental functions. Details of what has transpired are not clear at present. One view is that he has been sacked. The other perspective is that what has happened is merely procedural and that he will bounce back into cabinet.The purpose of this note is to explain the law around…

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Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) calls for ban on second hand clothing imports

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) calls for ban on second hand clothing imports

ZIMBABWE’S manufacturing firms want government to consider banning the import of second hand clothes as part of reforms to protect the local industry, Parliament heard on Tuesday. Used clothes have flooded the domestic market, compounding the woes of a local textile industry on the verge of collapse. Industry experts say Zimbabwe has a market for 80 million garments but only 20 million of those are locally manufactured. Almost 90 percent of imported new clothes are…

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‘Didymus Mutasa risks arrest over breach of Zimbabwe’s Official Secrets Act’

‘Didymus Mutasa risks arrest over breach of Zimbabwe’s  Official Secrets Act’

  Former Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa, under Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime faces possible arrest for breaching the Official Secrets Act after disclosing to the private media some of the operations of State security agents, legal experts concurred yesterday. Mr Mutasa once superintended over the State Security ministry. The experts said his utterances jeopardised and exposed the security interests of the State. This week Mr Mutasa disclosed to the private media some of the…

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Gvt owes over US$10 million in salary arrears to at least 43 diplomatic missions.

Gvt owes over US$10 million in salary arrears to at least 43 diplomatic missions.

President Robert Mugabe’s cash-strapped Zanu PF government is struggling to pay salaries on time to diplomatic staff deployed to 43 embassies across the world, a senior official said Tuesday. Finance ministry permanent secretary, Willard Manungo, told the Foreign Affairs parliamentary portfolio committee that government owes over US$10 million in salary arrears to at least 43 diplomatic missions. Manungo said arrears arose from three months of failing to meet obligations. The committee also heard that the missions…

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Jonathan Moyo’s exit, Mugabe’s strategy to elevate , wife Grace , into cabinet?

Jonathan Moyo’s exit, Mugabe’s strategy to elevate , wife  Grace , into cabinet?

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is thought to be clearing the way for his wife, Grace, to possibly join his Cabinet. This is after information emerged Tuesday that he had temporarily un-appointed his Information Minister Jonathan Moyo to free up one of five spots taken up by ministers not directly elected as MPs. Moyo, who won a by-election in Tsholotsho North on June 10, would be reappointed back to Cabinet but now as a directly elected minister….

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‘Gvt blocks US$80million investment into CSC once Africa’s largest meat processor’

‘Gvt blocks   US$80million investment into CSC once Africa’s largest meat processor’

THE state-owned meat processor, the Cold Storage Company (CSC), says it has secured an investor to inject $80 million into its struggling business but government is withholding approval, demanding a forensic audit to ascertain the state of the company. CSC, at one time the largest meat processor in Africa, handled up to 150,000 tonnes of beef and associated bi-products a year and exporting beef to the European Union. Mismanagement and persistent outbreaks of foot and…

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‘ZEC, CIOs rig polls for Zanu PF’ says the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI)

‘ZEC,  CIOs rig polls for Zanu PF’ says the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI)

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is complicit in the continued rigging of polls by the ruling Zanu PF party, a local think-tank has said. Following the Hurungwe-West by-election fiasco in which ZEC has admitted to allowing MP elect Keith Guzah of Zanu PF to contest and claim victory even though he was registered in another constituency, the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) says the admission exposed the extent of poll manipulation in the country. “The administrative…

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Sahara TV reporter says Mnangagwa lied that she apologised for tormenting Mugabe ‘

Sahara TV reporter says  Mnangagwa lied that she apologised for tormenting Mugabe ‘

VICE PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa lied when he told Parliament last week that the Nigerian reporter who tormented President Robert Mugabe about his rule had apologised. Mugabe was in Nigeria for the inauguration of president-elect Muhammadu Buhari when he was accosted by journalists over his long stay in power. But Adeola Fayehun, the Sahara TV reporter who humiliated Mugabe three weeks ago, rejected claims by Mnangagwa that she “wrote a long letter apologising”. “I did not…

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‘Zimbabwe Republic Police, threaten to beat up Harare West MP, Majome for taking photos’

‘Zimbabwe Republic Police,  threaten to beat up Harare West MP, Majome for taking photos’

Harare West MP Jessie Majome said she was taking photos during the vendors march when a police officer accused her of photographing him.”This police officer of the black boots section just threatened to beat me up with his fellow anti riot troops for taking his photograph outside parliament of Zimbabwe for taking photographs of him and his fellows encamped there and blocking my way,” she posted on her facebook page. “So much for MP, let…

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‘ZEC Chief Elections Officer, Constance Chigwamba is CIO, ex-perm sec , Presidents Office’

‘ZEC Chief Elections Officer, Constance Chigwamba is CIO,  ex-perm sec , Presidents Office’

Political analyst Pedzisai Ruhanya has exposed that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s Chief Elections Officer Constance Chigwamba is a central Intelligence Organization Officer whose interests are likely to be associated with the ruling Zanu PF hence the bias revelations associated with the Hurungwe West by elections. Ruhanya said: “So Zimbabweans tell me that only people from the President’s Office, that houses the CIO can lead ZEC as chief elections officers.” He said they recently appointed ZEC…

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