‘We Will Now Install Tollgates In Urban Centres , If You Dislike Them, Don’t Come To Town!’-Obert Mpofu.

‘We Will  Now Install Tollgates  In  Urban Centres , If You Dislike Them, Don’t Come To Town!’-Obert Mpofu.

THE government will not go back on its planned urban tolling project despite protests by motorists, Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Obert Mpofu has said. Speaking at the 2015 National Driver of the Year competition awards ceremony in Bulawayo on Sunday, Mpofu said the urban tolling project had received overwhelming support from some provinces in the country and the government would “soon” start installing them. “Those travelling on major roads want tollgates,” said Mpofu. “Only…

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Repatriation Fund Raising For Murdered UK based Zimbabwean Nurse, ‘Miriam Danai Nyazema’

A CROWD funding initiative has been launched to raise funds to repatriate the remains of slain United Kingdom based Zimbabwean nurse, Miriam Danai Nyazema. Nyazema, 35, succumbed to stab wounds on July 28 after she was reportedly stabbed by a Zimbabwean man Josphat Mutekedza who is suspected to be his boyfriend. According to media reports, armed police were called to reports of gun shots being fired on Shawclough Way in Rochdale, at about 21:50 on…

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‘At Least 16% of 13 million Zims Face Food Insecurity’ – Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet)

‘At Least 16% of 13 million Zims Face Food Insecurity’ – Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet)

ZIMBABWEANS, already reeling from a crippling economic meltdown, are facing widespread food shortages that are likely to reach unprecedented levels. At least 16% of the country’s estimated 13 million population faces food insecurity, especially in rural areas, a regional food security watcher has said. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet) in its latest update, said hunger is already stalking poor Zimbabweans particularly in the southern parts of the country. “Rural food insecurity for the…

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‘Finance Minister Chinamasa Is Mediocre And Economically Illiterate’-Tendai Biti

‘Finance Minister Chinamasa Is Mediocre And Economically Illiterate’-Tendai Biti

FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti has hit out at successor Patrick Chinamasa for allegedly failing to detect the real causes of the country’s economic catastrophe when presenting in his mid-term fiscal policy review statement last Thursday. In the statement, Chinamasa revised the country’s revenue projections for 2015 to $US3,6 billion, down from $US3,99 billion while estimating government expenditure to hit US$4,1bn by the end of the fiscal year. The downward revision followed tax collector, ZIMRA’s…

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US Airlines Ban Transporting , Hunters’ Big-Game’ Trophies’ After Uproar Over Cecil The Lion

Three U.S. airlines have announced they will no longer allow hunters to bring their big-game trophies on flights amid the recent uproar over an American who killed a well-known lion in Zimbabwe. American joined Delta and United Airlines Monday in refusing to permit certain animal trophies aboard. Effective immediately, American said it “will no longer transport buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino trophies,” in a tweet American Airline ✔@AmericanAir Effective immediately, we will no longer transport buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino trophies….

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‘Dilemma As Chinese &Russians No Longer Trust Zanu PF Under 91-Year Old Mugabe’-Tsvangirai

‘Dilemma As Chinese &Russians No Longer Trust Zanu PF  Under 91-Year Old  Mugabe’-Tsvangirai

CHIPINGE: MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai has said Zanu PF is now in a dilemma as its “all-weather” allies – the Chinese and Russians – have also lost confidence in the party’s leadership under the 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe. The former premier said this on Saturday while addressing hundreds of party supporters who thronged Rimbi Business Centre in Musikavanhu constituency for the memorial service of late Chief Josiah Rimbi who died in 2013. Tsvangirai said the…

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Supreme Court Ruling: Zim Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Threatens Nationwide Mass Protests

Supreme Court Ruling: Zim Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Threatens Nationwide Mass Protests

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has threatened countrywide mass demonstrations in response to the massive job cuts triggered by a recent Supreme Court ruling. The job cuts that have caused uncertainty among the country’s restive working class were a threat to the existence of trade unions whose struggle for parity and socio-economic justice could come to nothing as both private companies and government entities have condemned thousands of people into poverty. ZCTU secretary-general…

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Polokwane Court Dismisses, Malema Racketeering, Fraud, Corruption & Money Laundering Charges

Polokwane Court Dismisses,  Malema Racketeering, Fraud, Corruption & Money Laundering Charges

A South African court has thrown out the corruption case against Julius Malema, the leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters and a former leader of the ANC youth wing, and his four business associates. The judge said on Tuesday that he would rather dismiss the trial because another necessary postponement would be excessive after several previous delays, Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller, reporting from the South African city of Polokwane, where the trial was held, said….

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Supreme Court Ruling: 1,300 NRZ Workers Fired, No Pay Since 1Yr Ago & No Benefits

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has fired 1,300 workers without salaries which have not been paid since June last year or even terminal benefits, some of those affected said Monday. NewZimbabwe.com last week reported that the crippled parastatal would take advantage of the Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to retrench without paying terminal benefits and fire more than 1,000 employees. State media moved to play down the numbers, claiming the parastatal would only get…

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Commissioner Chihuri Orders Trial Of Commissioner Gideon Baloyi For Gross Insubordination And Backbiting.

Commissioner  Chihuri Orders Trial  Of  Commissioner Gideon Baloyi For Gross Insubordination And Backbiting.

Police Assistant Commissioner Gideon Baloyi, 54, could find himself jobless as early as next week after Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri is said to have ordered his trial for gross insubordination and backbiting. Police sources said at the weekend that an internal trial for the troublesome cop was set for early this week and would be presided over by a magistrate. If found guilty, a suitability board will be constituted this coming Friday, to determine…

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