ZIMRA Holding 50 New ZUPCO, Chinese Buses US$50 000 Duty Each, 6Months So Far

ZIMRA Holding  50 New  ZUPCO, Chinese Buses US$50 000 Duty  Each, 6Months So Far

The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO), whose 50 brand-new buses are bonded over non-payment of import duty, has appealed to the taxman to release some of the buses to allow the firm to quickly raise funds to settle the debt. Zupco was charged US$50 000 duty for each of the buses imported from China, but since February this year, the buses have been gathering dust in a bonded warehouse due to the company’s failure to…

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Illegal Panners Threaten $206m Bulawayo-Harare Road ‘Kwekwe -Munyati Bridge 30km’

Illegal Panners  Threaten $206m Bulawayo-Harare Road  ‘Kwekwe -Munyati  Bridge 30km’

A 30-kilometre stretch from Kwekwe to Munyati River Bridge along the Kwekwe–Harare highway is under threat from illegal panners and registered mines whose operations are now approaching the shoulders of the road. So bad is illegal gold panning that the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has engaged other arms of the government like the ministries of Mines and Mining Development and Home Affairs to assist in bringing sanity to the mining operations there. EMA officials said…

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Media Concentrates On Negatives Militated Against Zimbabwe’s Economic Well-Being

Media Concentrates  On Negatives Militated Against Zimbabwe’s Economic Well-Being

Government has urged the media to report responsibly on issues of national development instead of seeking to portray the country in a negative manner. Director of Urban Communications in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Service Retired Major Anywhere Mutambudzi, said too much concentration on negatives militated against the country’s economic well-being. If Zimbabwe failed as a nation, Major Mutambudzi said, the media would not be spared from the effects of poor economic performance….

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Mugabe Is A “Responsive And Accountable Leader”- Zanu PF MP Psychology Maziwisa

Mugabe Is A “Responsive And Accountable Leader”- Zanu PF MP Psychology Maziwisa

ZANU-PF’s newly appointed member of parliament, Psychology Maziwisa, has hailed President Robert Mugabe as a “responsive and accountable leader”, as the country awaits his state of the nation address (Sona) on Tuesday. Maziwisa, who is Zanu-PF’s deputy director of information, wrote on his Facebook page: “President Mugabe is coming to Parliament this afternoon not just to deliver his state of the nation address, but also (and more importantly) to demonstrate that he is a responsive…

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Kholwani Nyathi , Appointed By Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) As Editor Of The Standard

Kholwani Nyathi , Appointed By Alpha Media Holdings  (AMH) As Editor Of The Standard

Alpha Media Holdings has made key editorial appointments as it aligns its self with a new business model. Below is an internal memo sent to staff announcing changes. STAFF NOTICE FROM       :    MANAGING DIRECTOR TO             :    ALL STAFF SUBJECT  :    STAFF CHANGES Dear Team, As you are all aware, the business has been going through a number of changes to enable it to achieve three main objectives as set out early in…

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SA Gvt Approves ZSP Permits For 185,000 Zimbabweans, To Regularise Their Stay

SA Gvt Approves ZSP Permits For 185,000 Zimbabweans, To Regularise Their Stay

The South African government yesterday said it will complete the processing and issuing of work and study permits for 200,000 Zimbabweans who applied to regularise their stay in that country by end of next month. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba yesterday said his ministry had adjudicated 99.7 percent (197,303) of the nearly 200,000 ZSP applications within the first six months of the project – January to July. “Collection of ZSPs will close on September 30,…

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Town Clerk, Mahachi’s ,-22 Demands, US$Millions ,Belvedere Mansion, 2Vehicles Exit Package

Town Clerk, Mahachi’s ,-22 Demands, US$Millions ,Belvedere Mansion, 2Vehicles  Exit Package

  This comes at a time when the City planned on sending home 3 000 workers on three months’ notice devoid of benefits. According to a letter written by his lawyers to Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni that is in The Herald’s possession, Dr Mahachi who earned more than $27 000 monthly, wants council to pay him over $100 000 for every year he served. He joined council in 2007. Dr Mahachi is on forced…

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One Of World’s Tallest Men ‘Billa Hyder’ 2,4M Height, Size 16 Shoes, Causes Stir In Harare

One Of World’s Tallest Men ‘Billa Hyder’  2,4M Height, Size 16 Shoes, Causes  Stir In Harare

Business came to a standstill in Harare yesterday when one of the world’s tallest men, Mr Bilal Heyder, toured the central business district before visiting the Exhibition Park for the agricultural show. Mr Heyder was in a convoy sponsored by Splash Paints, a company exhibiting at the Harare Agricultural Show. People lined up the streets to see the tall man while others peeped through the windows of high rise buildings to catch a glimpse of…

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Mozambican (33) Sentenced To 9 Yrs In Prison By Zim Court For Possessing Pangolin

Mozambican (33) Sentenced To 9 Yrs In Prison By Zim Court For Possessing Pangolin

CHIPINGE: A Mozambican national resident in the area was last week slapped with a mandatory 9 years imprisonment for possessing a pangolin, one of the endangered wildlife species in Zimbabwe. Blessing Aron, 33, who resides at Chimbanje village in Chipinge pleaded guilty of possessing the animal and told the court that he was not aware it is an offence in Zimbabwe as in his country it was legal to own one. But magistrate Tafadzwa Mhlanga…

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Tour Guide, ‘Qin Terrence Swales’ (40), Killed By ‘Nxaha’ The Lion In Victoria Falls

Tour Guide, ‘Qin Terrence Swales’ (40), Killed By ‘Nxaha’ The Lion In Victoria Falls

A 40-year-old tour guide was on Monday morning attacked and killed by a lioness while leading tourists in Victoria Falls. Qin Terrence Swales, who was employed by Zambezi Heritage, was attacked by a lioness named Nxaha, which is being used by Oxford University for research purposes. Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the incident. “The incident occurred at around 0645 hours when Qin Terrence Swales, who was leading six tourists, was attacked…

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