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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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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Zimbabwe Bans Hunting Of Lions, Leopards & Elephants In Response To Cecil Killing

Zimbabwe Bans Hunting Of Lions, Leopards & Elephants  In Response To Cecil Killing

Zimbabwean wildlife authorities say they have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favored by hunters following the killing of a lion popular with tourists. The National Parks and Wildlife Authority said Saturday that bow and arrow hunts have also been suspended unless they are approved by the authority’s director. The authority says it is also investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal. It says…

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Supreme Court Ruling: National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) To Lay Off 1500 Workers

Troubled National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) Friday became the first government entity to fire workers following the Supreme Court ruling which gave employers permission to terminate contracts on notice, strategically placed sources said. About 1000 to 1 500 workers are set to lose their jobs, according to the sources. The controversial Supreme Court ruling, which President Mugabe described as an “ass” , has already claimed close to 10 000 jobs in a fortnight. Sources who…

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Gvt To Cut Public Sector Wage Bill From Current 80 % Down To 40% Of Total Revenue

Gvt To Cut Public Sector Wage Bill From Current 80 %  Down To 40% Of Total Revenue

Finance minister on Thursday said government plans to cut the public sector wage bill to 40 percent of total revenue from the current 80 percent. The development signals a move to reduce the government’s bloated civil service, amid a lower economic growth forecast of 1,5 percent from the initial 3,2 percent. Presenting the Mid-Term Fiscal Review in Parliament on Thursday, Patrick Chinamasa said 83 percent of government’s $2 billion costs were going to the salaries of…

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Mugabe Gives World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion Charles Manyuchi, US$50 000

Mugabe Gives World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion Charles Manyuchi, US$50 000

World Boxing Council welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi yesterday received $50 000 cash from President Robert Mugabe as a reward for defending his title. The Masvingo-born boxer successfully defended his title when he dismantled Italian Gianculla Frezza in the sixth round in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, a fortnight ago. Manyuchi was handed the money stockpiled in an envelope, at a function at State House. In his speech President Mugabe said, ““Charles, congratulations, you did the nation proud and…

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‘Goats Will Not Roam In Zimbabwe’s Urban Areas Like West African Chaos’

‘Goats Will Not Roam In Zimbabwe’s Urban Areas Like West African Chaos’

Goats will not be allowed to roam in central Harare, President Robert Mugabe vowed Wednesday, insisting that his government would not tolerate the sort of chaos he has witnessed travelling in West Africa. The veteran leader was addressing a small enterprises expo in the capital when he declared that vendors who have flooded towns and cities across the country will be forcibly moved to designated trading places. Thousands of people have besieged city centres across…

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‘Zimbabwe’s Tax Collections 6% Below Target’-Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)

‘Zimbabwe’s Tax Collections 6% Below Target’-Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)

Zimbabwe’s tax collections were six percent below target during the first half of the year while mining royalties and value added tax plunged, reflecting a struggling economy, the tax agency said on Wednesday. The economy, where mining contributes around 17% to gross domestic product, is expected to struggle this year due to low commodity prices and a poor farming season. Willia Bonyongwe, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) said tax collections between January…

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