Harare Town Clerk, Tendai Mahachi, hides in toilet from angry women vendors

Harare Town Clerk, Tendai Mahachi, hides in toilet from angry women vendors

CHAOTIC scenes characterised Harare City council officials’ bid on Friday to register thousands of vendors dotted around the capital ahead of a planned relocation to “designated vending sites”. Harare Town Clerk Tendai Mahachi was forced to seek refuge in a council toilet after angry women vendors confronted him over accusations of nepotism. Violence broke out with the women joined by other vendors to bring down a hastily erected marquee before Mahachi scurried for cover. “You…

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60yrs on, Rio Tinto Plc sells diamond & coal mining assets to RZ Murowa Holdings, & withdraws

GLOBAL giant Rio Tinto Plc on Friday announced the sale of its diamond and coal mining assets in Zimbabwe to RZ Murowa Holdings, marking the withdrawal of one the world’s iconic mining firms from the country after a 60 year presence. Before the announcement, Rio owned 78 percent of the Murowa diamond mine in central Zimbabwe and 50 percent of the undeveloped Sengwa coal project. Rio’s Zimbabwean spin-off, RioZim, owns 22 percent of Murowa and…

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3 Zimbabwean cross border buses and 2trucks burnt in Johannesburg, South Africa

Three Zimbabwean cross border buses and two trucks were yesterday burnt in the Newton area of Johannesburg, South Africa. Buses belonging to  were reduced to shells by fire believed to have emanated from a cigarette butt. The incident occurred at around 4pm in Newton, along Main Street, where most Zimbabwean cross border buses park before leaving South Africa for Zimbabwe. The trucks were carrying luggage destined for various towns in Zimbabwe, including Gweru and Harare….

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‘Powerful Angolan , interests and investments in Portugal , are, a form of reverse colonization’

The Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos  has ruled Angola since independance, uninterrupted for 36 years since Independance in 1975. Angola is rich in Oil  and diamonds yet at least 40%  of the country’s  population live  below the poverty line, but unsurprisingly so, corrupt, powerful Angolan government and military figures live filthy rich lives whilst the rest suffer. Their investment interests and opportunities are not only limited to Angola but reach out far and wide with a key…

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Joint operation command (Joc) to force gold panners out of goldfields

Joint operation command (Joc) to force gold panners out of goldfields

ZANU-PF supporters who were encouraged to invade a goldfield in Bindura (Kitsiyatota) during First Lady Grace Mugabe’s meet-the-people rallies ahead of the controversial Zanu-PF congress last December were given a three-day notice on Monday to leave the area, Zimbabwe Independent reported. Zanu-PF sources said this week the provincial joint operation command (Joc) chaired by Provincial Affairs minister Martin Dinha resolved to force the artisanal miners out of the goldfields by Thursday. “In its disaster management…

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After farm invasions, now Mugabe’s Zanu PF war veterans threaten mines grab

After farm invasions, now Mugabe’s Zanu PF  war veterans threaten mines grab

Ex-freedom fighters will soon launch a crack-down on “unproductive” mines across the country with a view to taking them over, War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa has threatenedAnalysts say this exercise is likely to target opponents of Zanu-PF including former VP Joice Mujuru who owns diamond mining claims in Mutare and members of her cabal who are heavily involved in the sector. The country has wrapped up dealing “with political problems and now focus should be…

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‘Gershem Pasi’ blasts vendor economy, announces plans to tax super rich churches

‘Gershem Pasi’  blasts vendor economy, announces plans to tax super rich churches

“We are creating a generation that might never know formal employment and that would be wasted investment given the resources we have spent in their education.” ZIMBABWE’S tax collector has hit out at the country’s vendor economy as he announced plans to tax churches and their fabulously rich ‘prophets’ in an increasingly desperate bid to raise money for the government. Zimra boss Commissioner-General, Gershem Pasi, criticised the government’s “laid back” attitude in addressing the country’s…

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3 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Senior excutives , face charges of US$780,000 fraud

3 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Senior excutives , face charges of  US$780,000 fraud

  A RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) unit has dragged three senior executives and an accomplice to court accusing them of stealing US$780,000 from the company. Fidelity Printers and Refiners is the RBZ’s currency printing firm and also the country’s sole buyer of gold. The three top executives – Godknows Hofisi, 41, Tinashe Wellington Mbengegwi, 35, Ronald Madhara, 47, – were not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe charged with…

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Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) calls for ban on second hand clothing imports

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) calls for ban on second hand clothing imports

ZIMBABWE’S manufacturing firms want government to consider banning the import of second hand clothes as part of reforms to protect the local industry, Parliament heard on Tuesday. Used clothes have flooded the domestic market, compounding the woes of a local textile industry on the verge of collapse. Industry experts say Zimbabwe has a market for 80 million garments but only 20 million of those are locally manufactured. Almost 90 percent of imported new clothes are…

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Assistant commissioner, petitions , Kembo Mohadi to probe Augustine Chihuri

Assistant commissioner, petitions  , Kembo Mohadi to  probe Augustine Chihuri

An assistant commissioner in the Zimbabwe Republic Police, who successfully appealed against both his sentence and conviction for allegedly facilitating the release of a fraud suspect, has petitioned Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi to probe his boss, Commissioner-General of Police Augustine Chihuri, on allegations of corruption and crime cover-up charges for senior officers within the institution. Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Gideon Baloyi made headlines last year after being slapped with a nine-month jail term for allegedly…

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