Despite Harare’s irritation, European Union Will Monitoring Gvt’s Investigation On ‘Itai Dzamara’

Despite Harare’s irritation, European Union  Will Monitoring  Gvt’s Investigation On ‘Itai Dzamara’

DESPITE Harare’s irritation with calls for updates on the search for Itai Dzamara, the European Union Friday said they will continue monitoring progress on the government’s investigation into the issue of the missing journalist. Last month foreign affairs minister Simbarashe Mumbengwegwi reportedly warned French Ambassador to Zimbabwe Laurent Delahousse, after the western diplomat used his country’s national day commemorations in Harare to call for updates on the search for Dzamara. Mumbengegwi said Harare was ready…

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Riot Police, ZNA Chopper, Anti-Riot tanks, ZCTU Siege & Unions Officials Arrests Ends Protests

Riot Police, ZNA Chopper, Anti-Riot tanks, ZCTU Siege & Unions Officials  Arrests Ends Protests

Anti-riot police in Harare on Saturday besieged the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions ( ZCTU) offices before the start of the demo, briefly arresting top officials before releasing them. ZCTU’s department of  information revealed that on Saturday truckloads of heavily armed police officers in vans were moving along the roads leading to the ZCTU offices in Harare chanting songs. “They were supported by Israel made anti-riot tanks intimidating the would be demonstrators. An army helicopter…

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‘Mujuru, Naive Idiot, Witchdoctor Beiliver’ Claims ‘Midnight Diesel From Chinhoyi Rock ’ Mugabe’

‘Mujuru, Naive Idiot, Witchdoctor Beiliver’ Claims  ‘Midnight Diesel From Chinhoyi Rock  ’ Mugabe’

PRESDENT Robert Mugabe on Saturday attacked former deputy Joice Mujuru, describing her as a ‘naïve idiot’ for believing that n’anga’s, or traditional diviners, could help her oust the veteran leader and take over power. But, now aged 91, the Zanu PF leader’s memory is probably failing him for he may also have been astoundingly naïve regarding the traditional healers. Not song long back, Mugabe dispatched a posse of top government ministers to see a 37-year-old…

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‘Mpilo Central Hospital Executives Syndicate In Multi-Million Dollars Fraud’

‘Mpilo Central Hospital Executives Syndicate In Multi-Million Dollars Fraud’

MPILO Central Hospital executives acted as a syndicate to fraudulently bleed millions of dollars from the institution’s coffers, a recently concluded internal audit has revealed. The audit, covering the period between January 2012 and May 2015, shows that the accounting system at one of the country’s biggest referral hospitals was virtually non-existent. Auditors said officials abused resources and funds without accountability. They have recommended that implicated officials should be charged separately and jointly where appropriate…

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Pension Office, President’s Office, Nikuv, CIO, ZNA & ZRP Investigate Massive Pensions Fund Fraud

Pension Office, President’s Office, Nikuv, CIO, ZNA & ZRP Investigate Massive Pensions Fund Fraud

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is investigating a racket involving officers and staff from the army, the banking sector and the Registrar General’s office diverting funds due to the dependents of former civil servants. Sources in the CSC said army officials stationed at the Salary Services Bureau (SSB) and the Pension Office were the major focus of the probe. According to the insiders, the army officers, some of them with very senior ranks, are conniving…

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“We’re All Sad, Cecil Is Gone. But His Roar Lives On!”-Lion Lager Brew Cashes In On Cecil Death

THE popular Lion Lager brew is using Cecil to market its beer. The brand placed adverts in the Zimbabwean press on Thursday saying, “Our pride lives on – A tribute to Cecil the Lion”. “We’re all sad that Cecil has gone. But his roar still lives on,” said a new TV advert for the lager, which shows a bar patron downing a beer and then roaring loudly. Lion Lager is made by Delta Corporation, which…

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Supreme Court Ruling:- Zimpapers (Herald, Sunday Mail, Chronicle Publishers) Fires 100 Employees

Supreme Court Ruling:- Zimpapers (Herald, Sunday Mail, Chronicle Publishers) Fires 100 Employees

THE Zimpapers group has fired 100 employees, taking advantage of the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to dismiss workers on three months’ notice in a development that has seen more than 18,000 people lose their jobs. The dismissed workers go home with just pay in lieu of the three months’ notice as well as cash for the seven days worked in August. Listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and majority-owned by the government, Zimpapers…

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‘After Diamond Plunder, ZNA Partners Russian Prospectors, To Angle For US$5 billion Platinum Mines’

‘After Diamond Plunder, ZNA  Partners Russian Prospectors, To Angle For  US$5 billion Platinum Mines’

FOR those of you who, like me, with a deep interest in the subject of political economy, will remember the phrase ‘resource curse’. A quick reference to Wikipedia will tell you  that the term  “was first used by Richard Auty in 1993 to describe how countries rich in natural resources were unable to use that wealth to boost their economies and how, counter-intuitively, these countries had lower economic growth than countries without an abundance of…

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‘President Alassane Ouattara Blocked Me From Entering Ivory Coast After Landing’-Mugabe

‘President Alassane Ouattara Blocked Me From Entering Ivory Coast After Landing’-Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe said that African leaders have refused to recognize his leadership on regional bodies at the prodding of the French government. Mugabe told the central committee of the ruling Zanu-PF party on Friday that he’s been snubbed by regional leaders while serving as rotating chairman of the African Union and the Southern African Development Community. In Ivory Coast, a former French colony, President Alassane Ouattara blocked Mugabe from entering the country after his…

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‘Being A Minister Doesn’t Mean You Own That Ministry, You May Be Replaced Tomorrow’-Mugabe

‘Being A Minister Doesn’t Mean You Own That Ministry,  You May Be Replaced Tomorrow’-Mugabe

CABINET ministers and senior Zanu-PF officials must be content with their positions since they serve at the mercy of the party and can be redeployed or replaced at any given point when the need arises, President Mugabe said yesterday. As such, he said, officials were being deployed to serve the people. President Mugabe, in his capacity as the Head of State and Government and First Secretary of Zanu-PF, is empowered to appoint both Cabinet ministers…

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