Massive R4m (US$330 000) Ivory From Zimbabwe Seized At OR Tambo International Airport

Massive R4m (US$330 000)  Ivory From Zimbabwe Seized At OR Tambo International Airport

A SHIPMENT of ivory worth R4 million (US$330 000) was intercepted at Johannesburg airport on its way from Zimbabwe to Vietnam, South African officials said Friday, hailing it as one of the biggest recent finds. The 267 kilogram haul was hidden in boxes wrapped in plastic and labelled as handicrafts. “A full inspection of the boxes led to customs officials discovering ivory tusks amongst shredded paper,” the customs service said in a statement, valuing the…

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Fired workers accuse Green Fuel management ‘ Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant’ of racism

Fired workers accuse Green Fuel management  ‘ Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant’ of racism

THE white management at Green Fuel, popularly known as Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant, has been labelled ‘racist’ by workers who said they were fired without any salaries and benefits. At a press conference held Thursday in Harare, dismissed drivers accused the management of instilling fear in workers and overworking them without salaries and benefits. The 25 drivers said it was hell working for the company. “I was a truck driver with Green Fuel since June, 2013…

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Temba Mliswa’s Property Attached Over US$3 Million Commercial Bank loan

Temba Mliswa’s  Property Attached Over US$3 Million  Commercial Bank loan

Property worth thousands of dollars belonging to former Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman Temba Mliswa was yesterday attached by the deputy sheriff at his Spring Farm in a bid to recover nearly $3 million owed to a local commercial bank. The deputy sheriff went to Mliswa’s Spring Farm in Karoi at around 8am yesterday. A 48-hour moratorium is provided before the property is taken away and sold to recover the money owed. The attached property…

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Top (RBZ) executives on US$780,000 fraud charges , bailed but remain in detention

Top  (RBZ) executives on  US$780,000 fraud charges ,  bailed but remain in detention

THREE top Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) executives accused of $780,000 fraud, were last week granted bail despite opposition from prosecutors who say they were a flight risk. However, they all remained in custody after the State invoked a legal provision that suspends bail pending appeal. Fidelity Printers and Refiners chief operating officer, Godknows Hofisi, 41, finance director, Tinashe Wellington Mbengegwi, 35, and finance manager, Ronald Madhara, 47 were granted $1,000 bail each by Harare…

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‘Mugabe doesn’t care about war vets’ says former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda

‘Mugabe doesn’t care about war vets’ says  former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda

Firebrand former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda has lashed President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu-PF party for allegedly failing to look after the welfare of former liberation war fighters. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Sibanda said the failure by the government to pay school fees for the children of war veterans was clear testimony that the nonagenarian and the ruling party did not care about the welfare of ex-combatants and…

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Zim businessman wrest control of his R4m Rolls Royce Ghost from SA authorities

Zim businessman wrest control of his R4m Rolls Royce Ghost from SA authorities

Zimbabwean businessman Frank Buyanga has thumbed his nose at South African authorities, including the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and the police, after wresting control of his R4 million Rolls Royce Ghost. This comes after a protracted four-year battle between the Pretoria authorities and the maverick businessman, and in which the posh car was controversially auctioned in March by Tom Moyane’s organisation. When the Auto Haus Car Hire (Auto Haus)-owned Rolls Royce was sold off…

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Matebeleland, Bulilima villagers assault tribalists, who harassed Shona speaking villagers

Matebeleland, Bulilima villagers assault tribalists,  who harassed Shona speaking villagers

TWO notorious villagers from Bulilima who were recently embarrassed by community members for harassing Shona-speaking villagers have been each sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. Obvious Ncube (34) and Shalen Dumani (23) of Zuzaphi area attacked villagers who were at a business centre in protest over Shona-speaking people in the area. They also damaged property at a local businessman’s shop after accusing him of employing a Shona person as his shopkeeper. Disgruntled community members then stripped…

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Chief Zimunya says Chinese firm, ‘Anjin Investment’ took bones of Zimunya & Marange people, away.

Chief Zimunya says Chinese  firm, ‘Anjin Investment’ took bones of Zimunya & Marange people, away.

MUTARE: Chief Zimunya from Manicaland province attacked top politicians Friday whom he said were colluding with the Chinese to violate people’s rights in the Marange area. Chief Zimunya was addressing the Manicaland Provincial Alternative Indaba 2015 which was convened by Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA). He said politicians despise traditional leaders and hence they pass them on important issues such as diamond mining. The livid chief said an example of this was on the issue…

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AIPPA law- ‘ Journalist sentenced to 1yr in prison for publishing a newspaper without gvt registration’

AIPPA law- ‘ Journalist sentenced to  1yr in prison for publishing a newspaper without gvt registration’

A ZIMBABWEAN journalist has been sentenced to a year in jail for publishing a newspaper without government registration, the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) said Friday. Foster Dongozi, ZUJ secretary-general, said Patrick Chitongo was convicted by a magistrate’s court on Thursday and received a one-year prison sentence. “It’s a sad day for press freedom when people are jailed for disseminating information,” Dongozi told AFP. “However, we advise that, much as we disagree with the law…

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Harare Town Clerk, Tendai Mahachi, hides in toilet from angry women vendors

Harare Town Clerk, Tendai Mahachi, hides in toilet from angry women vendors

CHAOTIC scenes characterised Harare City council officials’ bid on Friday to register thousands of vendors dotted around the capital ahead of a planned relocation to “designated vending sites”. Harare Town Clerk Tendai Mahachi was forced to seek refuge in a council toilet after angry women vendors confronted him over accusations of nepotism. Violence broke out with the women joined by other vendors to bring down a hastily erected marquee before Mahachi scurried for cover. “You…

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