FIRST lady Grace Mugabe’s unfettered power seen as police continue forcibly removing villagers from Arnold Farm in Mazowe

In a show of the First Lady’s unfettered power, police continued with the eviction of villagers from Arnold Farm in Mazowe, allegedly to pave way for first lady Grace Mugabe despite a High Court order barring them from destroying the villagers homes. PICTURES: the journey of the villagers evicted by Grace Mugabe from Arnold Farm to Rivers Farm to make way for the expansion of her business empire. Pictures Shepherd Tozvireva. newsday

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STATE-run pension fund, the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) pours US$18m to revive struggling Cold Storage Company (CSC)

STATE-run pension fund, the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) pours US$18m to revive  struggling Cold Storage Company (CSC)

STATE-run pension fund, the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) pours US$18m to revive struggling Cold Storage Company (CSC)   STATE-run pension fund, the National Social Security Authority (NSSA), says it is investing $18 million to revive struggling Cold Storage Company (CSC), with the deal expected to begin this year.   CSC, at one time the largest meat processor in Africa, handled up to 150 000 tonnes of beef and associated by-products a year and exporting…

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UPMARKET retail outlet, Bon Marche’s Parklands branch in Bulawayo is closing down.

The retail branch was OK Zimbabwe’s only up-market store brand in Bulawayo while similar branches of the store brand are located in selected low density suburbs in Harare.   According to a notice at Bon Marche Parklands branch, the retail outlet said it shall be closing on March 31, 2017 and for shopping convenience customers were being advised to go OK Zimbabwe’s Jason Moyo branch in the Central Business District.   An official at the…

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Bulawayo Court acquitts ex Rhodesian Premier Moffat’s grandson, Robert, of charges of illegal occupation of gazetted land

Bulawayo Court  acquitts ex Rhodesian Premier  Moffat’s grandson, Robert, of charges of illegal occupation of gazetted land

A Bulawayo magistrate has acquitted former Rhodesian Premier Howard Unwin Moffat’s grandson, Robert Bruce, of charges of illegal occupation of gazetted land.   Bruce has since 2015 been embroiled in a farm dispute with the late ex-Zipra official and State security agent, Collen Shava’s widow, Sibongile, over ownership of Oakland Farm.   Bruce (66), pleaded not guilty to the charge of illegally occupying the farm when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate, Adeline Mbeure. Last week,…

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‘Britain has no business in Zimbabwe’s internal elections and has no right to prescribe how to run them’-Mugabe’s spokesman George Charamba

‘Britain has no business in Zimbabwe’s internal elections and has no right to prescribe how to run them’-Mugabe’s spokesman George Charamba

Government has said Britain has no business in Zimbabwe’s internal elections and has no right to prescribe how the country should run its elections   Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Secretary Mr George Charamba said any interference by the British administration in Zimbabwe’s internal affairs would be resisted.   Mr Charamba said Zimbabwe was a sovereign State and in no way should it pander to the whims and caprices of the British regime.   His…

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Arnold Farm residents, Mazowe approach (Sadc) to force stop of demolition of homes for expansion of Grace Mugabe’s business empire

Arnold Farm residents, Mazowe approach (Sadc) to force stop of demolition of homes  for expansion of  Grace Mugabe’s business empire

Arnold Farm residents in Mazowe have approached the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to intervene to force the police to stop the continued demolition of their homes reportedly to pave way for the expansion of First Lady Grace Mugabe’s business empire.   In a letter to Sadc, which was delivered yesterday through the South African embassy in Harare, the residents urged the regional bloc to compel the Zimbabwean government to respect the rule of law…

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Andy Brown to be honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to music on Saturday

. Andy Brown to be honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to music on Saturday   Brown, who never clinched an award during his lifetime, succumbed to pneumonia on March 16, 2012 aged 50.   Organisers of the Masvingo Music Awards said they felt the late songwriter and guitarist had not been accorded the honour befitting his contribution to the local music industry.   “We looked at his great and…

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Lupane State University main campus students stone Vice Chancellor’s car during protests against over poor diet

Lupane State University  main campus students stone  Vice Chancellor’s car during protests against over  poor diet

Chaos reigned supreme at Lupane State University main campus in Lupane yesterday as students stoned Vice Chancellor Professor Pardon Kuipa’s car during protests against what they described as a poor diet.   Sources at the campus said rowdy students have since Tuesday been chanting songs denouncing Professor Kuipa and the Dean of Students, Mr Honest Ncube accusing them of turning a deaf ear to complaints over poorly prepared meals, incessant power cuts and poor security…

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UN blow to opposition over voter registration (BVR) kits stating move is key for Zimbabwe self-sufficiency in funding national projects

UN blow to opposition over voter registration (BVR) kits stating move is key for Zimbabwe self-sufficiency in funding national projects

government to desist from taking over the procurement of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits after the world body stated the move was key for Zimbabwe to be self-sufficient and to fund its national projects.   The move by the UN came as 20 opposition party leaders were expected to meet today for a crisis meeting in Harare to decide on participation in the 2018 elections following a fall-out with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over…

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President Mugabe assents to Appropriation Act 2017 that will see the operationalisation of the US$3,426 billion National Budget for this year.

President  Mugabe assents to Appropriation Act 2017 that will see the operationalisation of the US$3,426 billion National Budget for this year.

President Mugabe has assented to the Appropriation Act 2017 that will see the operationalisation of the $3,426 billion National Budget for this year.   Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the budget proposals last year.   The consolidated Government revenue expenditure was announced in the Government Gazette published on March 23.   Part of the Act reads: “The Consolidated Revenue Fund is hereby charged with such sums of money as required for the…

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