‘Mpilo Central Hospital Executives Syndicate In Multi-Million Dollars Fraud’

‘Mpilo Central Hospital Executives Syndicate In Multi-Million Dollars Fraud’

MPILO Central Hospital executives acted as a syndicate to fraudulently bleed millions of dollars from the institution’s coffers, a recently concluded internal audit has revealed. The audit, covering the period between January 2012 and May 2015, shows that the accounting system at one of the country’s biggest referral hospitals was virtually non-existent. Auditors said officials abused resources and funds without accountability. They have recommended that implicated officials should be charged separately and jointly where appropriate…

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Pension Office, President’s Office, Nikuv, CIO, ZNA & ZRP Investigate Massive Pensions Fund Fraud

Pension Office, President’s Office, Nikuv, CIO, ZNA & ZRP Investigate Massive Pensions Fund Fraud

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is investigating a racket involving officers and staff from the army, the banking sector and the Registrar General’s office diverting funds due to the dependents of former civil servants. Sources in the CSC said army officials stationed at the Salary Services Bureau (SSB) and the Pension Office were the major focus of the probe. According to the insiders, the army officers, some of them with very senior ranks, are conniving…

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“We’re All Sad, Cecil Is Gone. But His Roar Lives On!”-Lion Lager Brew Cashes In On Cecil Death

THE popular Lion Lager brew is using Cecil to market its beer. The brand placed adverts in the Zimbabwean press on Thursday saying, “Our pride lives on – A tribute to Cecil the Lion”. “We’re all sad that Cecil has gone. But his roar still lives on,” said a new TV advert for the lager, which shows a bar patron downing a beer and then roaring loudly. Lion Lager is made by Delta Corporation, which…

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‘Call To Arms’- Tsvangirai Urges Supporters To Register As Voters Ahead Of 2018 elections

‘Call To Arms’- Tsvangirai  Urges Supporters To Register As Voters Ahead Of 2018 elections

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has ordered party structures to mobilise supporters, especially the youth, to register as voters in preparation for the 2018 elections. The party, which claims to have been cheated of victory in past votes, has boycotted recent by-elections and ruled out participating in any future polls unless and until the Zanu PF government implements key reforms to make the contests fairer. On the ground however, the former premier is actively preparing for…

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Gutu Villagers Survive On Snot Apples (Matwohwe/ Xakuxaku) As Food Crisis Deepens

Gutu Villagers Survive On Snot Apples (Matwohwe/ Xakuxaku) As Food Crisis Deepens

“When you visit their homes you find heaps and heaps of chewed matohwe waste and this is a very painful experience.” GUTU Rural District councilors have demanded that the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) returns maize delivered to the parastatal by local farmers as hunger is now ravaging the area with villagers reportedly surviving on wild fruits. Zanu PF councilor for Ward 13, Vitalis Watungwa recently told a full council meeting that people in his area…

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Supreme Court Ruling:- Zimpapers (Herald, Sunday Mail, Chronicle Publishers) Fires 100 Employees

Supreme Court Ruling:- Zimpapers (Herald, Sunday Mail, Chronicle Publishers) Fires 100 Employees

THE Zimpapers group has fired 100 employees, taking advantage of the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to dismiss workers on three months’ notice in a development that has seen more than 18,000 people lose their jobs. The dismissed workers go home with just pay in lieu of the three months’ notice as well as cash for the seven days worked in August. Listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and majority-owned by the government, Zimpapers…

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North Korea Sets Clocks Back By 30 Minutes To Create Own Timezone And Break From ‘Imperialism’

North Korea Sets Clocks Back By  30 Minutes To Create Own Timezone And Break From ‘Imperialism’

(CNN)North Korea is its own world in many ways. Now, it is getting its own time zone to match. State news agency, KCNA, has announced that North Korea will set its clocks back by 30 minutes to “Pyongyang time” on August 15–the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japan. That will reset the time to GMT+08:30, as it was before Japanese colonization. “The wicked Japanese imperialists committed such unpardonable crimes as depriving Korea of even its…

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Harare Council To launch Water Disconnection Blitz On Residents Water Rates

Harare Council To launch Water Disconnection Blitz On Residents Water Rates

Harare City Council has indicated that it will soon launch blitz on residents who are owing it for water supply. Harare residents Trust revealed the move saying the council was preparing to pounce on the residents soon. “The City of Harare has indicated that it will unleash a blitz to disconnect water from residents who owe them money,” said the Trust. “The HRT says water is a right and should not be disconnected from anyone…

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Human Rights Activists Meet, The Missing Activist Itai Dzamara’s Family To Offer Moral Support

Human Rights Activists Meet, The Missing Activist Itai Dzamara’s Family To Offer Moral Support

Human rights activists on Thursday met with the abducted journalist and democracy rights activist Itai Dzamara’s family to console them five months after he disappeared. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights communications officer Kumbirai Mafunda. Kumbirai Mafunda posted on facebook that August is the month  when Zimbabwe is supposed to honour and celebrate the exploits of its heroines and heroes. “We found time to join the Dzamara family at a peaceful vigil at the Africa Unity Square…

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‘After Diamond Plunder, ZNA Partners Russian Prospectors, To Angle For US$5 billion Platinum Mines’

‘After Diamond Plunder, ZNA  Partners Russian Prospectors, To Angle For  US$5 billion Platinum Mines’

FOR those of you who, like me, with a deep interest in the subject of political economy, will remember the phrase ‘resource curse’. A quick reference to Wikipedia will tell you  that the term  “was first used by Richard Auty in 1993 to describe how countries rich in natural resources were unable to use that wealth to boost their economies and how, counter-intuitively, these countries had lower economic growth than countries without an abundance of…

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