Groceries Taken Off Travellers Rebate, Used Clothing & Shoes Import Banned

Groceries Taken Off Travellers Rebate, Used Clothing & Shoes Import Banned

Zimbabwe’s finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa has revealed plans to reduce the wage bill by 40% from the current 80% as the government struggles to reduce its expenditure. In his presentation of the Mid-term Fiscal Review in Parliament on Thursday, Chinamasa the move would free fiscal space to cover projects under the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio Economic Transformation. Chinamasa said revenue for 2015 would be $3,6 billion against a target of $3,99 billion. Expenditure would…

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‘9 000 People Dismissed Since Controversial Supreme Court Ruling’-Mugabe

‘9 000 People Dismissed Since Controversial Supreme Court Ruling’-Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe yesterday disclosed that at least 9 000 people have lost their jobs since the controversial Supreme Court ruling that gave employers the leeway to terminate contracts after giving three months’ notice. Mugabe told delegates at the inaugural Small To Medium Enterprises International Expo in Harare that labour laws will be reviewed because the ruling had “created problems for people”. “If the law is going to create problems for the people, that law…

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‘Mugabe Is Unmoved By Obama Snub’-Mugabe’s spokesperson ‘George Charamba’

‘Mugabe Is Unmoved  By Obama Snub’-Mugabe’s spokesperson ‘George Charamba’

President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson has reportedly described President Barack Obama’s visit to the African Union (AU) headquarters as “just a visit by another visitor”. George Charamba said this after Mugabe, who is the current AU chairperson was excluded from meeting Obama during his visit at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday. Mugabe also chairs the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Charamba said Mugabe was “unmoved” by Obama’s visit to the AU headquarters,…

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Muammar-Gaddafis Son ‘Saif Alislam’ Sentenced To Death By Libya Court

Tripoli: A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, to death on charges related to killings during the 2011 uprising. The Criminal Court in the capital, Tripoli, also sentenced to death Gaddafi’s prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi and former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi. The three were convicted of “genocidal crimes,” including incitement to the killing of peaceful protesters, enlisting mercenaries, and setting up armed militias to quell the…

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Shock Ruling:-‘Supreme Court Gives Employers Right To Withdraw Allowances & Benefits’

Shock Ruling:-‘Supreme Court Gives  Employers  Right To Withdraw  Allowances & Benefits’

THE Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has made another landmark labour ruling giving employers the right to withdraw employees’ allowances and benefits saying these were not a right or entitlement. This comes barely 14 days after the same court gave the employer the right to terminate workers’ contracts and offload them at three months’ notice without having to pay retrenchment packages. In a judgment delivered at the Supreme Court, in a matter involving the National Railways…

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Renewal Democrats Of Zimbabwe (RDZ) Leader, Elton Mangoma Rules Out Mutasa/Mujuru

Renewal Democrats Of Zimbabwe (RDZ) Leader, Elton Mangoma Rules Out  Mutasa/Mujuru

Mutare:The newly formed Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader, Elton Mangoma, has ruled out any possibility of joining forces with politicians who were sacked by Zanu PF, saying their hands were dripping with blood. Mangoma, who formed his party after a fall out with ex- finance minister Tendai Biti in their MDC Renewal project, said the likes of former Vice President Joice Mujuru and former Zanu PF National Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa have blood…

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Ousted Zanu PF Webster Shamu, Enrolls For Masters At Midlands State University

Ousted Zanu PF Webster Shamu, Enrolls For Masters At Midlands State University

Former information minister and Zanu PF MP for Chegutu East Webster Shamu has gone back to school as his political career dwindles. Shamu, the former powerful political commissar and cabinet minister for years, has enrolled at Midlands State University for a masters degree in marketing, probably to improve his curriculum vitae. On Saturday, Shamu was at MSU for orientation with other post-graduate students and this means he may miss a number of parliamentary sessions this…

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Chinamasa Denies That Government Agenda Is To Underdevelop Matebeleland

FINANCE Minister Patrick Chinamasa has distanced the Zanu PF led government from the perennially sorry state of Matebeleland provinces, insisting lack of development in the vast area had all to do with the country’s erstwhile white rulers. Chinamasa was speaking in Parliament last week after opposition MDC MPs challenged him to explain why the country’s western region continued to lag behind in terms of development. First to challenge the minister was Magwegwe MP, Anele Ndebele…

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‘Short Of Me, There Would Be No Foot ball To Talk About In Zimbabwe’-Cuthbert Dube

‘Short Of Me, There Would Be No Foot ball To Talk About In Zimbabwe’-Cuthbert Dube

ZIFA president Cuthbert Dube has bragged about his leadership credentials, saying had he not been around there would be no football to talk about in Zimbabwe. Dube said this at the weekend after he survived the chop from councillors who failed to put the issue of his removal on the agenda. A total of 43 councillors from 51 voted for the October extra-ordinary meeting where the issue of revoking the president’s mandate will be the main agenda. The…

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‘Nothing Can Stop Me From Becoming A Cabinet Minister If I Want’-Grace Mugabe

‘Nothing Can Stop Me  From Becoming A Cabinet Minister If I Want’-Grace Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace has inadvertently admitted having sway over the state President’s decision making, telling the State controlled Sunday Mail newspaper there was no force that could stop her from becoming cabinet minister. In a wide-ranging interview with the government controlled weekly to mark her 50th birthday, Grace said she had been inundated with requests from unnamed individuals to take up a ministerial post but turned them down. “There has been speculation out there…

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