Vascoda Mugabe’s National Airline, ‘Air Zimbabwe’, Grounded Due To Acute Fuel Shortage

Vascoda Mugabe’s National Airline, ‘Air Zimbabwe’, Grounded  Due To Acute Fuel Shortage

While Zimbabwe’s President, Globetrotter ‘Vascoda Mugabe’ flies all over the world and spends more time mid air than on the ground, only paying short term visits to Zimbabwe for a change of socks, the national airline, Air Zimbabwe is facing critical aviation fuel shortages.The situation is so bad that the acute fuel shortages have led  to Air Zimbabwe having to cancel all morning fights and delay some to later that day. Zimbabwe’s  regional counterparts have also been…

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S. African Oil & Diamond Magnate, & Ex-Political Prisoner ‘Tokyo Sexwale’ (62), Considers Fifa Presidency

Tokyo Sexwale, a sixty two year old  South African businessman, an Oil and Diamond Magnate and also a  former political prisoner at the time of of apartheid rule,  and also a close former friend of Madiba or Nelson Mandela, having spent 13 years together at the Robben Island prison ,has been urged to field his candidacy for the Fifa presidency, by several key personalities in football circles. Fifa, the world cup football governing body,  has been riddled with…

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MH370 search: More Debris , ‘Possibly An aircraft Door’, Washes Up On Beach At Reunion Island

After a flapperon or wing part presumed to be part of a boeing 777 washed up on St Andre’s beach on Reunion Island, yet again another piece, now the second suspected plane piece has washed off onto Reunion Island. The latest debris, with markings featuring on it,  is assumed to be an aircraft door and it washed up on the south of the city of St Denis. In March 2014, a Malaysia Airlines flight , enroute from…

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Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo ‘Mukanya’ To Hold Two UK Shows This Weekend

CHIMURENGA music icon Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo will this weekend hold two shows in the United Kingdom where he will also be marketing his new album dubbed ‘The DangerZone”. The 70-year-old Mukanya, as he is affectionately known by his fans, was last in the UK in 2012. He failed to hold a similar show in UK last September after the tour was cancelled due of visa complications. Mukanya is expected to entertain fans with the latest offerings from his…

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Unions Give Mugabe 72-Hour Ultimatum To Reverse,’Diabolic ‘ Ruling & Amend Labour Laws

Unions Give Mugabe 72-Hour Ultimatum To Reverse,’Diabolic ‘ Ruling  & Amend Labour Laws

Trade Unions have given President Robert Mugabe, employers and Parliament a 72-hour ultimatum for them to reverse the Supreme Court judgement which gave employers the right to terminate workers contracts on a three-month notice without benefits. The ruling was made by Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku a fortnight ago and has resulted in the loss of an estimated more than 10 000 jobs countrywide with Econet, ZIMASCO, Sino-Zim and the NRZ firing a significant number of…

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Supreme Court Judgment Repercusions: Financial Gazette To Cut Staff By 35%,

Supreme Court Judgment Repercusions:  Financial Gazette To Cut Staff By 35%,

Local media houses like all other sectors of the economy continue fire workers with the Financial Gazette’s editor-in-chief Sunsleey Chamunorwa being the latest in a long list of causalities. Owned by former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Gideon Gono, the Financial Gazette announced in its latest edition that it would cut staff by 35%, sending shockwaves across the industry. Early this week, Alpha Media Holdings publishers of The Standard, NewsDay and The Zimbabwe Independent cut…

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US Government To Build New ($199 million) Embassy Compound In The Bluff Hill Area

US Government To Build New ($199 million)  Embassy Compound  In The Bluff Hill Area

THE US government will this year begin the construction of a new Embassy compound in Harare valued at $199 million. This comes after the Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) awarded a tender to B.L. Harbert, International of Birmingham, Alabama for the construction work. The new Embassy will be located on a 16.5-acre site in the Bluff Hill area. The complex will include an office building and associated support facilities. US ambassador…

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‘Ongoing Job losses , Good For The Industry’-Industry &Commerce Minister, Mike Bimha

‘Ongoing Job losses , Good For The Industry’-Industry &Commerce Minister, Mike Bimha

Industry and commerce minister, Mike Bimha said the ongoing wave of job losses is good for the industry. The minister said local companies had been saddled with ‘excess workforce’ before a recent Supreme Court ruling gave employers leeway to fire workers without the costs associated with retrenchment packages. President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday that over 9,000 workers had lost their jobs since the Supreme Court’s July 17 ruling which allowed employers to dismiss workers…

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Poachers Shoot Another Zimbabwean Lion , ‘Jericho’, Dead , Actually Cecil’s Brother

Poachers Shoot Another Zimbabwean Lion , ‘Jericho’,  Dead , Actually  Cecil’s Brother

Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwe, park officials have claimed. The beloved animal was protecting Cecil’s lion cubs after he was killed by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world. Jericho was reportedly gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon. Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: ‘It is with great…

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Austria’s Top Female Pole Vaulter , Kira Grunberg, (21), Paralysed After Training Accident

The parents of Austria’s top pole vaulter Kira Grunberg were watching when their daughter landed on her head during a training exercise and was left paralysed. Her manager Thomas Herzog has said Grunberg, 21, landed on her head and neck next to the mat during a routine training jump on Thursday morning in Innsbruck. The accident left Grunberg’s cervical vertebrae fractured. Despite several hours of work by surgeons at Innsbruck’s University Clinic, her family were…

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