Vascoda Mugabe’s National Airline, ‘Air Zimbabwe’, Grounded Due To Acute Fuel Shortage

Vascoda Mugabe’s National Airline, ‘Air Zimbabwe’, Grounded  Due To Acute Fuel Shortage

While Zimbabwe’s President, Globetrotter ‘Vascoda Mugabe’ flies all over the world and spends more time mid air than on the ground, only paying short term visits to Zimbabwe for a change of socks, the national airline, Air Zimbabwe is facing critical aviation fuel shortages.The situation is so bad that the acute fuel shortages have led  to Air Zimbabwe having to cancel all morning fights and delay some to later that day. Zimbabwe’s  regional counterparts have also been…

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Sex Worker (58) Slapped With 20 Year Jail Term For Raping And Infecting Boy (6)

Sex Worker  (58) Slapped With 20 Year Jail Term For Raping And Infecting Boy  (6)

Masvingo. A 58 year old commercial sex worker has been slapped with a 20 year jail term after being convicted of raping and infecting a 6 year old boy with STI. Mercy Muchemwa was convicted after a full trial by Magistrate Judith Zuyu. Five years of her sentence was conditionally suspended and will effectively serve 15 years for the offence. The Magistrate described Muchemwa as a cruel woman who should have looked for adults to satisfy…

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Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo ‘Mukanya’ To Hold Two UK Shows This Weekend

CHIMURENGA music icon Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo will this weekend hold two shows in the United Kingdom where he will also be marketing his new album dubbed ‘The DangerZone”. The 70-year-old Mukanya, as he is affectionately known by his fans, was last in the UK in 2012. He failed to hold a similar show in UK last September after the tour was cancelled due of visa complications. Mukanya is expected to entertain fans with the latest offerings from his…

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Unions Give Mugabe 72-Hour Ultimatum To Reverse,’Diabolic ‘ Ruling & Amend Labour Laws

Unions Give Mugabe 72-Hour Ultimatum To Reverse,’Diabolic ‘ Ruling  & Amend Labour Laws

Trade Unions have given President Robert Mugabe, employers and Parliament a 72-hour ultimatum for them to reverse the Supreme Court judgement which gave employers the right to terminate workers contracts on a three-month notice without benefits. The ruling was made by Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku a fortnight ago and has resulted in the loss of an estimated more than 10 000 jobs countrywide with Econet, ZIMASCO, Sino-Zim and the NRZ firing a significant number of…

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Supreme Court Judgment Repercusions: Financial Gazette To Cut Staff By 35%,

Supreme Court Judgment Repercusions:  Financial Gazette To Cut Staff By 35%,

Local media houses like all other sectors of the economy continue fire workers with the Financial Gazette’s editor-in-chief Sunsleey Chamunorwa being the latest in a long list of causalities. Owned by former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Gideon Gono, the Financial Gazette announced in its latest edition that it would cut staff by 35%, sending shockwaves across the industry. Early this week, Alpha Media Holdings publishers of The Standard, NewsDay and The Zimbabwe Independent cut…

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Poachers Shoot Another Zimbabwean Lion , ‘Jericho’, Dead , Actually Cecil’s Brother

Poachers Shoot Another Zimbabwean Lion , ‘Jericho’,  Dead , Actually  Cecil’s Brother

Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwe, park officials have claimed. The beloved animal was protecting Cecil’s lion cubs after he was killed by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world. Jericho was reportedly gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon. Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: ‘It is with great…

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Zimbabwe Bans Hunting Of Lions, Leopards & Elephants In Response To Cecil Killing

Zimbabwe Bans Hunting Of Lions, Leopards & Elephants  In Response To Cecil Killing

Zimbabwean wildlife authorities say they have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favored by hunters following the killing of a lion popular with tourists. The National Parks and Wildlife Authority said Saturday that bow and arrow hunts have also been suspended unless they are approved by the authority’s director. The authority says it is also investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal. It says…

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Supreme Court Ruling: National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) To Lay Off 1500 Workers

Troubled National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) Friday became the first government entity to fire workers following the Supreme Court ruling which gave employers permission to terminate contracts on notice, strategically placed sources said. About 1000 to 1 500 workers are set to lose their jobs, according to the sources. The controversial Supreme Court ruling, which President Mugabe described as an “ass” , has already claimed close to 10 000 jobs in a fortnight. Sources who…

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Gvt To Cut Public Sector Wage Bill From Current 80 % Down To 40% Of Total Revenue

Gvt To Cut Public Sector Wage Bill From Current 80 %  Down To 40% Of Total Revenue

Finance minister on Thursday said government plans to cut the public sector wage bill to 40 percent of total revenue from the current 80 percent. The development signals a move to reduce the government’s bloated civil service, amid a lower economic growth forecast of 1,5 percent from the initial 3,2 percent. Presenting the Mid-Term Fiscal Review in Parliament on Thursday, Patrick Chinamasa said 83 percent of government’s $2 billion costs were going to the salaries of…

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Mugabe Gives World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion Charles Manyuchi, US$50 000

Mugabe Gives World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion Charles Manyuchi, US$50 000

World Boxing Council welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi yesterday received $50 000 cash from President Robert Mugabe as a reward for defending his title. The Masvingo-born boxer successfully defended his title when he dismantled Italian Gianculla Frezza in the sixth round in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, a fortnight ago. Manyuchi was handed the money stockpiled in an envelope, at a function at State House. In his speech President Mugabe said, ““Charles, congratulations, you did the nation proud and…

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