‘Zimbabwe will not tolerate elements who want division along tribal lines’-Mnangagwa

‘Zimbabwe will not tolerate elements who want  division along tribal lines’-Mnangagwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says Zimbabwe is a unitary state and will not tolerate elements who want to divide the country along tribal lines. Addressing a public gathering during the fourth leg of the constitutional advocacy meeting which was held at Masvingo Polytechnic College, Vice President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe is a democracy guided by the constitution and as such citizens should unite and work…

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Joint operation command (Joc) to force gold panners out of goldfields

Joint operation command (Joc) to force gold panners out of goldfields

ZANU-PF supporters who were encouraged to invade a goldfield in Bindura (Kitsiyatota) during First Lady Grace Mugabe’s meet-the-people rallies ahead of the controversial Zanu-PF congress last December were given a three-day notice on Monday to leave the area, Zimbabwe Independent reported. Zanu-PF sources said this week the provincial joint operation command (Joc) chaired by Provincial Affairs minister Martin Dinha resolved to force the artisanal miners out of the goldfields by Thursday. “In its disaster management…

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David Coltart blames Philip Chiyangwa for closure of most Bulawayo companies

David Coltart  blames Philip Chiyangwa for  closure of most Bulawayo companies

Former Education Minister David Coltart has accused flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa of enriching himself at the expense of Zimbabwe’s working class. In a recent interview with The Zimbabwean, Coltart said Chiyangwa, who has developed a taste for expensive cars and clothes, was behind the closure of most Bulawayo companies that he had taken over. There is a new league of millionaires in Zimbabwe, most of whom have made their wealth through corruption and looting. Bulawayo,…

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‘Gershem Pasi’ blasts vendor economy, announces plans to tax super rich churches

‘Gershem Pasi’  blasts vendor economy, announces plans to tax super rich churches

“We are creating a generation that might never know formal employment and that would be wasted investment given the resources we have spent in their education.” ZIMBABWE’S tax collector has hit out at the country’s vendor economy as he announced plans to tax churches and their fabulously rich ‘prophets’ in an increasingly desperate bid to raise money for the government. Zimra boss Commissioner-General, Gershem Pasi, criticised the government’s “laid back” attitude in addressing the country’s…

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US dismiss an ‘Arab spring’ like revolt in Zimbabwe

US dismiss an ‘Arab spring’ like revolt in Zimbabwe

Panelists discussing the state of Zimbabwe’s democracy and economic development at an event hosted by the Washington Based think tank, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), expressed cautious optimism, of the country’s future. United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, one three panelists at the NED event, titled, “The Challenges of Democratization and Economic Recovery in Zimbabwe”, dismissed an “Arab spring” – like revolt in Zimbabwe, despite the country’s political and economic hardships, citing the population’s…

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Mugabe better off with Moyo inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in!

Mugabe better off with Moyo inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in!

“Moyo’s victory was seen as spiting President Mugabe who had appointed him a non-constituency Member of Parliament before he proceeded to appoint him a minister in his bloated government,” commented Bulawayo24 Staff Reporter. I can well believe that! Professor Moyo is already a heavy weight in Zanu PF and government but when he lost his parliamentary seat in the July 2013 elections and had to depend on Mugabe’s generosity to pluck him out of political…

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‘MPs ignorant of their roles & constituency needs’-Professor Lovemore Madhuku

‘MPs  ignorant of their roles & constituency needs’-Professor Lovemore Madhuku

MPs have a minimal understanding of their roles and the needs of their constituents, a problem which contributes towards lack of development in the country, a leading academic and politician has said. University of Zimbabwe law lecturer, Professor Lovemore Madhuku, said this during a breakfast meeting Wednesday organised by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights in Harare. Addressing parliamentarians, Madhuku said, “Most of the MPs think they represent their parties and forget they are voted for…

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3 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Senior excutives , face charges of US$780,000 fraud

3 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Senior excutives , face charges of  US$780,000 fraud

  A RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) unit has dragged three senior executives and an accomplice to court accusing them of stealing US$780,000 from the company. Fidelity Printers and Refiners is the RBZ’s currency printing firm and also the country’s sole buyer of gold. The three top executives – Godknows Hofisi, 41, Tinashe Wellington Mbengegwi, 35, Ronald Madhara, 47, – were not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe charged with…

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MPs break into song and dance demanding ZBC live coverage, or else no debate.

MPs break into song and dance demanding ZBC live coverage, or else no debate.

CHAOS erupted in Parliament Wednesday afternoon as MPs protested over the failure by the state broadcaster to air their question and answer session in the national assembly. Led by MDC-T’s Nelson Chamisa, the legislators took Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to task, asking why ZBC was not filming live their debates in line with a resolution they passed last year that Parliament should be broadcast live on Wednesday and Thursday. “We want to know why ZBC…

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Bhasikiti, through ConCourt, bars Mugabe from declaring Mwenezi East Costituency vacant.

Bhasikiti,  through ConCourt, bars Mugabe from declaring Mwenezi East Costituency vacant.

THE Constitutional Court, is of late passing judgements that can be viewed as democratic, with the latest, being a full people’s victory against oppressive authority.Zimbabweans have for a long time been confronted by a solid wall when in need of challenging the President’s dictatorial tendencies but now the tide seems to be turning fully in favour of the people. Recently, MP Kudakwashe Bhasikiti , the former Masvingo provincial state minister was expelled from Zanu PF…

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