Only 1Passenger, Chess Grandmaster Nigel Short , On Air Zimbabwe , SA to Vic Falls

Only 1Passenger, Chess Grandmaster Nigel Short , On Air Zimbabwe ,  SA to Vic Falls

AIR Zimbabwe recorded another aviation record as it flew one passenger from Johannesburg to Victoria on a 105-seater plane. The Boeing 737 plane has 12 business and 93 economy class seats. The lone passenger chess grandmaster Nigel Short went on micro blogging site, Twitter, announcing to the world as the troubled airline continued breaking aviation records, but for the wrong reasons. “I am not saying they are losing money, but I was the sole passenger…

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‘Zimbabwe Now Imports Water &Toothpicks’: Mike Bimha -Industry & Commerce Minister

‘Zimbabwe Now Imports Water &Toothpicks’:  Mike Bimha -Industry & Commerce Minister

Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha has said Zimbabwe is now importing water and toothpicks. “How can we, as a nation import water, toothpicks, plastics to mention but a few? Surely, we can do better than this,” Bimha on Friday told a meeting of retailers and wholesalers. Bimha said his ministry had toured different retail and wholesale outlets to observe the percentage of shelve space occupied by local products as compared to imports. The tour showed…

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Masvingo Cop Battles For Life After Falling Off Fleeeing Commuter Taxi Bonnet

Masvingo Cop Battles For Life After Falling Off Fleeeing Commuter Taxi Bonnet

A Bulawayo-based policeman deployed for highway patrol duties in Masvingo is battling for life in hospital after he fell from a pirate taxi’s bonnet which he was holding onto in a bid to stop the unlicensed driver from evading arrest, police confirmed. Sergeant Proud Nyenge’s condition was said to be critical with reports saying he suffered several injuries on the head as he fell head first into a ditch. Acting Masvingo police spokesperson Assistant Inspector…

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A1 Taxis To Provide High Volume Buses To Replace Harare Commuter Kombis: Roll On Zupco!

A1 Taxis To Provide High Volume Buses To Replace Harare Commuter Kombis: Roll On Zupco!

Harare City Council will in the coming weeks introduce high-volume buses to service various routes in the capital, imminently displacing commuter omnibuses. Latest full council minutes show that the local authority made the resolution on June 8, 2015, setting itself a target to introduce the buses “without any further delay”. A1 Taxi Company will supply the buses following its successful pilot project on the City-Mabvuku/Tafara route. This public transport system overhaul stems from Government’s plan…

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Leading Economist Says Street Vending Is An African Problem Of Bad Governance

Leading Economist Says Street Vending Is An African Problem Of Bad Governance

HARARE: Street vending is not exclusive to Zimbabwe but is an African problem which speaks to poor governance of resources by both domestic and external actors, a local economist has said. In an interview with Newzimbabwe.com, Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SARST) executive director John Makamure said Africa’s resources are not contributing to the development of the region as the resources were being exploited by both domestic and external investors. Makamure said corruption played a…

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R.Malope, S.Ncwane,Lusanda , D. Fraser, H. Mhlaba In ‘August, Gwanda Music Show ‘

R.Malope, S.Ncwane,Lusanda , D. Fraser, H. Mhlaba  In ‘August, Gwanda Music Show ‘

South Africa queen of gospel music Rebecca Malope is making her way to the forgotten Matabeleland South capital of Gwanda at the end of August. Malope undoubtedly the biggest name in contemporary gospel music on the continent posted on her Twitter account that she will be performing at Gwanda stadium on the 28th and 29th of August 2015. This will be the first time that Malope will be performing in the town in her over…

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A Harare Man In Court On Charges Of Murdering Three People In One Night

A Harare Man In Court On Charges Of  Murdering Three People In One Night

A Harare man has appeared in court facing allegations of murdering three people in one night in Chinamhora. Peter Dirai, who was on the run, allegedly committed the crime in the company of Blessing Kunaka and Joshua Chibondo who have since appeared in court facing murder, attempted murder and robbery charges. Dirai aka Chobhobhoribho was on the police wanted list in connection with the infamous Chinamhora killings in Domboshawa. Prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa told the court…

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Gvt Requests List Of White Farmers Of Strategic Economic Importance From Provincial Leaders

Gvt Requests List Of White  Farmers Of Strategic Economic Importance From Provincial Leaders

THE government has for the first time suggested it may give official permission for some white farmers to stay on their land, 15 years after it sanctioned widespread land grabs that plummeted the country into an economic crisis. Douglas Mombeshora, the lands minister, said provincial leaders had been asked to draw up a list of white farmers they wanted to stay on their farms deemed to be “of strategic economic importance”. “We have asked provinces…

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153,000 Women & Child Gold Panners, Plus Mercury In Fresh Water Pollution Health Crisis

CYNTHIA Dzimbati was exhausted. Her three-month-old baby strapped to her back and panning dish in hand, she had spent the whole day working the Mutare River for not one single ounce of gold. “This is now my life. I lost my job,” said the 31-year old single mother, looking so worn out she could easily have passed for 50. “I have three children to feed.” Dzimbati poured a few drops of mercury into a bowl…

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‘ Harare Municipal Police, Arrest National Vendors’ Union Of Zimbabwe Director Samuel Wadzai’

‘ Harare Municipal Police, Arrest National Vendors’ Union Of Zimbabwe Director Samuel Wadzai’

National Vendors’ Union of Zimbabwe director Samuel Wadzai is reported to have arrested by Harare Municipal police after vendors demonstrated at Town House this morning  over confiscated goods, Bulawayo24.com has learnt. Last week, a least 27 informal traders were arrested while six were seriously injured when Harare municipal police fought running battles with street vendors as the bitter war to clean up the capital’s streets escalated. The vendors were refusing to move from the central…

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