South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family.

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family.   Mr Kathrada called on Mr Zuma to resign last year after he became mired in a series of corruption scandals.   Ex-President Kgalema Motlanthe got a rousing applause from mourners when he repeated Mr Kathrada’s call.   Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is at risk of being sacked by Mr Zuma, also…

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Government crafts legislation to compel board members of parastatals and State enterprises to declare their assets to curb corruption

Government crafts legislation to compel board members of parastatals and State enterprises to declare their assets to curb corruption

THE government is crafting legislation to compel board members of parastatals and State enterprises to declare their assets to curb corruption, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. Responding to a motion by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on the state of State enterprises in the National Assembly yesterday, Chinamasa said the draft corporate governance Bill for public enterprises was being finalised.   “The Bill will govern the appointment of board members and senior management, clarify…

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President Mugabe has appointed Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba as Chief Justice-designate with immediate effect.

President Mugabe has appointed Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba as Chief Justice-designate with immediate effect. He will be sworn in as Chief Justice next week as he is out of the country on a Foreign Affairs assignment.   Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba confirmed the appointment last night.   Deputy Chief Justice Malaba had been Acting Chief Justice since March 1 following the retirement of Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku.   Said Mr Charamba: “He was appointed…

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PM to trigger article 50, at 12:30hrs and begin Brexit,a two year withdrawal process from the EU today Wednesday 29/03/2017

PM to trigger article 50, at 12:30hrs and begin Brexit,a two year withdrawal process from the EU today Wednesday 29/03/2017

PRIME MINISTER TO TRIGGER ARTICLE 50, at 12:30hrs and begin Brexit,a two year withdrawal process from the European Union today Wednesday 29/03/2017.  After fourty five years of EU membership by Britain, At 12:30 today, Britain will technically have reached the point of no return in take off from the European Union (EU). The European Council president , former PM of Poland Donald Tusk will receive a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May, that will…

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Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail most alongside Nelson Mandela for sabotage against arphatheid has died at 87.

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail — many of them alongside Nelson Mandela — for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age of 87.   He will be buried today.   He had been admitted to hospital with blood clotting in his brain earlier this month.   Kathrada was born on August 21, 1929, to Indian immigrant parents in a…

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REGIONAL retail group, Choppies, has spread its wings to Mozambique where it is scheduled to open its first shop in Tete province.

REGIONAL retail group, Choppies, has spread its wings to Mozambique where it is scheduled to open its first shop in Tete province.

REGIONAL retail group, Choppies, has spread its wings to Mozambique where it is scheduled to open its first shop in Tete province today.   The Botswana and Johannesburg-listed firm already boasts of a wider regional branch network with branches across Africa.   “Choppies is spreading. We are opening our shop in Tete province in Mozambique tomorrow Wednesday the 29th. We have partnered with the (Samora) Machel family that side and it’s the first shop of…

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Motor Industries (WMI), after five years, officially resumed operations on Monday following a joint venture with a Chinese firm

Motor Industries (WMI), which has been shut for the last five years, officially resumed operations on Monday following a joint venture with a Chinese firm for assembling locally of a new range of pick-ups from semi knocked down kits.   The deal will see WMI assembling 3 000 units in three years, which will create 5 000 jobs and generate millions in taxes, with $1,3 million in Value Added Tax expected to be generated this…

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Zimbabwe a TB highly burdened country has 70 % TB sufferers co-infected with HIV

Zimbabwe  a TB   highly burdened country has  70 % TB sufferers co-infected with HIV

ZIMBABWE will join the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day on Friday with latest statistics showing that about 70 percent of Zimbabweans suffering from TB are co-infected with HIV.   According to the 2016 World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report, Zimbabwe is part of the 30 TB highly burdened countries.   Zimbabwe is one of only 14 countries around the world designated as “high burden” by the World Health Organisation for…

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ZANU PF COMMISSAR KASUKUWERE verbally abuses Herald journalists even calling reporter Felix Share “a son of a b*** h”.

ZANU PF  COMMISSAR  KASUKUWERE verbally abuses Herald journalists even calling reporter Felix Share  “a son of a b*** h”.

  verbally abused The Herald’s journalists after complaining over the coverage that he received going to the extent of calling senior reporter, Fellex Share, “a son of a b****h”.   ZANU-PF political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has come under fire from media organisations for charging at and threatening Herald journalists with unspecified action for what he termed negative coverage.   Cde Kasukuwere, who has been facing allegations of corrupt land dealings, was apparently ticked off…

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BULAWAYO MAN (28) JAILED 20 YEARSfor raping his wife, stabbing her in the head and lying to police, she was attacked by robbers.

BULAWAYO MAN (28) JAILED 20 YEARSfor raping his wife, stabbing her in the head and lying to police, she was attacked by robbers.

A 28-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo who raped his 19-year-old wife in a bush and stabbed her thrice on the head before lying to the police that she had been attacked by robbers, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. The man, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of his wife, pleaded not guilty to rape, attempted murder and supplying false information to the police when he appeared before Bulawayo Regional Magistrate…

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