French Millitary Plane Emergency Landing In Masvingo, Explained

  Sceptics had questioned the motive as to why it passed through Zimbabwe from South Africa en route to Zambia. The 10 military personnel from France—including one woman—aboard the flight, were not injured after one of the aircraft’s engines and a gearbox developed faults. They had to spend the night holed up in Masvingo before engineers, who were aboard the plane, fixed the problem and they proceeded to Harare at around 11am. Diplomatic sources said…

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Zimbabweans Choking Under Unjustified Levies

Zimbabweans Choking Under Unjustified Levies

THE spat of levies being introduced by government, the latest of which is the recent gazetting of a farm levy on A1 and A2 resettled farmers, is a sign of bankruptcy, lack of foresight and planning that reigns supreme in the Zanu PF government.   It is ironic that Zanu PF is only finding it necessary now to tax these farmers, after all these years of parceling out land to buy their votes and in…

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Riot Police Break Up Retrenched NRZ Worker’s Protest

The embattled National Railways of Zimbabwe, have now had to deal with defiant dismissed workers, who staged a demonstration, demanding their termination of employment service packages. The angry, former employees, were dismissed in July but now allege that NRZ has failed to deliver on their terminal benefits. Mugabe’s ruthless riot police aka ‘rovai’ swiftly descended on the protesting workers and broke up the gathering at the NRZ Bulawayo offices. By Sibusiso Ngwenya. photo-bulawayo 24

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Section 97 Of Zim Constitution: ‘President Can Be Removed From Office Due To Physical Or Mental Incapacitation

Section 97 Of Zim Constitution: ‘President Can Be Removed From Office Due To Physical Or Mental Incapacitation

An opposition Member of Parliament says Zimbabwean lawmakers fed up with President Robert Mugabe’s 35 year rule can unseat the president if a secret ballot is used in a motion to impeach him. Godfrey Sithole of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai claims that there are some Zanu-PF parliamentarians who no longer support the president saying he is no longer capable of properly running the country. According to Section 97 of the…

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‘Aggrieved, Gullible Zimbabwean Couple Sue Prophet Walter Magaya In U$2 Million Lawsuit’

‘Aggrieved, Gullible Zimbabwean Couple Sue Prophet Walter Magaya In U$2 Million Lawsuit’

Aggrieved, Gullible Zimbabwean Couple Sue Prophet Walter Magaya In U$2 Million Lawsuit After A Prophecy Of Owning An Airline Fails To Materialise.   Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Walter Magaya has been hit with a nearly US$2 million lawsuit by an aggrieved Harare couple who allegedly pampered the man of the cloth with expensive vehicles and cash to fulfil a “prophecy” that they would own an airline.F   The couple, Upenyu and Blessing…

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Ex Zanu PF Mashonaland West Province Chairman, ‘Temba Mliswa’ Quits Politics

Ex Zanu PF Mashonaland West Province Chairman, ‘Temba Mliswa’ Quits Politics

FORMER Zanu-PF chairman for Mashonaland West Province Mr Temba Mliswa has quit politics. Mr Mliswa told journalists in Bulawayo yesterday that he would never run for public office again or vie for a political post in any of the political parties in the country. Speaking at the Bulawayo Press Club, Mr Mliswa said he was now concentrating on “nurturing” future leaders through his Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (Yard), a youth initiative he recently…

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George Charamba & Chris Mutsvanga Clash On Whatsapp

George Charamba & Chris Mutsvanga Clash On Whatsapp

DAYS after President Robert Mugabe embarrassingly read the wrong speech during the official opening of parliament in September, a war of words through popular social media application Whatsapp exploded between War Veterans minister Chris Mutsvangwa and Presidential spokesperson George Charamba. Mugabe in September re-read a speech which he had delivered in his state of the nation address in August, with Charamba explaining the humiliating fiasco as a mix-up in the president’s office secretariat. However, this…

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Dodgy doctorates giver in court over unpaid bills

Dodgy doctorates giver in court over unpaid bills

AFRICAN Sun hotels on Friday hauled the Philanthropy Institute of Zimbabwe (PZI) founder, Enrico Sibanda, to court for evading payment of bills after holding events at two of their top Harare branches. Sibanda was at the centre of controversy for dishing doctorates described as dodgy to several high profile business executives, public officials and politicians. Another conference centre provider, Mega First Holdings, also took him to court over same allegations. The former jailbird who is…

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Change To Income Tax Act -‘Zimra To Tax Churches With Effect From January 2016’

Change To Income Tax Act -‘Zimra To Tax Churches With Effect From January 2016’

THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) will start taxing churches’ income derived from trade or investments from January next year. Changes to the Income Tax Act that have been brought about by the Finance Act that was signed into law last Friday by President Mugabe providing for the taxation of “any ecclesiastical, charitable or educational institution.” “Section 14 (“Income tax for periods of assessment after 1.1.10”) (l) of the Finance Act (Chapter 23:04) is amended by…

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Despite EU Trave Ban, France Invites ‘Vascoda Mugabe’ For UN Climate Talks , Next Month

Despite EU Trave Ban, France Invites ‘Vascoda Mugabe’ For UN Climate Talks , Next Month

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will, early next month, attend the United Nations (UN) international climate talks (Cop 21) in Paris despite being banned from travelling to Europe. Some western countries are also understood to have opposed the French decision to invite the Zimbabwean leader. The European Union (EU) has since lifted most of its sanctions against Harare but maintained a travel ban against Mugabe and his wife Grace. France will host the annual climate talks from…

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