‘Finance Minister Chinamasa Is Mediocre And Economically Illiterate’-Tendai Biti

‘Finance Minister Chinamasa Is Mediocre And Economically Illiterate’-Tendai Biti

FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti has hit out at successor Patrick Chinamasa for allegedly failing to detect the real causes of the country’s economic catastrophe when presenting in his mid-term fiscal policy review statement last Thursday. In the statement, Chinamasa revised the country’s revenue projections for 2015 to $US3,6 billion, down from $US3,99 billion while estimating government expenditure to hit US$4,1bn by the end of the fiscal year. The downward revision followed tax collector, ZIMRA’s…

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US Airlines Ban Transporting , Hunters’ Big-Game’ Trophies’ After Uproar Over Cecil The Lion

Three U.S. airlines have announced they will no longer allow hunters to bring their big-game trophies on flights amid the recent uproar over an American who killed a well-known lion in Zimbabwe. American joined Delta and United Airlines Monday in refusing to permit certain animal trophies aboard. Effective immediately, American said it “will no longer transport buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino trophies,” in a tweet American Airline ✔@AmericanAir Effective immediately, we will no longer transport buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino trophies….

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‘Dilemma As Chinese &Russians No Longer Trust Zanu PF Under 91-Year Old Mugabe’-Tsvangirai

‘Dilemma As Chinese &Russians No Longer Trust Zanu PF  Under 91-Year Old  Mugabe’-Tsvangirai

CHIPINGE: MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai has said Zanu PF is now in a dilemma as its “all-weather” allies – the Chinese and Russians – have also lost confidence in the party’s leadership under the 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe. The former premier said this on Saturday while addressing hundreds of party supporters who thronged Rimbi Business Centre in Musikavanhu constituency for the memorial service of late Chief Josiah Rimbi who died in 2013. Tsvangirai said the…

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Supreme Court Ruling: Zim Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Threatens Nationwide Mass Protests

Supreme Court Ruling: Zim Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Threatens Nationwide Mass Protests

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has threatened countrywide mass demonstrations in response to the massive job cuts triggered by a recent Supreme Court ruling. The job cuts that have caused uncertainty among the country’s restive working class were a threat to the existence of trade unions whose struggle for parity and socio-economic justice could come to nothing as both private companies and government entities have condemned thousands of people into poverty. ZCTU secretary-general…

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Polokwane Court Dismisses, Malema Racketeering, Fraud, Corruption & Money Laundering Charges

Polokwane Court Dismisses,  Malema Racketeering, Fraud, Corruption & Money Laundering Charges

A South African court has thrown out the corruption case against Julius Malema, the leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters and a former leader of the ANC youth wing, and his four business associates. The judge said on Tuesday that he would rather dismiss the trial because another necessary postponement would be excessive after several previous delays, Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller, reporting from the South African city of Polokwane, where the trial was held, said….

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Supreme Court Ruling: 1,300 NRZ Workers Fired, No Pay Since 1Yr Ago & No Benefits

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has fired 1,300 workers without salaries which have not been paid since June last year or even terminal benefits, some of those affected said Monday. NewZimbabwe.com last week reported that the crippled parastatal would take advantage of the Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to retrench without paying terminal benefits and fire more than 1,000 employees. State media moved to play down the numbers, claiming the parastatal would only get…

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After Treason Charges Acquittal, Edmund Kudzayi, ‘Baba Jukwa’ Is Replaced As Sunday Mail Editor.

After Treason Charges Acquittal, Edmund Kudzayi,  ‘Baba Jukwa’ Is Replaced As Sunday Mail Editor.

ABOUT two months after he was acquitted on treason charges, Edmund Kudzayi, has been replaced as Sunday Mail editor. Kudzayi was thought to be the subject of President Robert Mugabe rant when he savaged then information minister Jonathan Moyo in June last year, accusing him of firing loyalist editors and replacing them with individuals who had no history with the ruling party. On Tuesday, Kudzayi did not even merit mention in the Herald report which…

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Commissioner Chihuri Orders Trial Of Commissioner Gideon Baloyi For Gross Insubordination And Backbiting.

Commissioner  Chihuri Orders Trial  Of  Commissioner Gideon Baloyi For Gross Insubordination And Backbiting.

Police Assistant Commissioner Gideon Baloyi, 54, could find himself jobless as early as next week after Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri is said to have ordered his trial for gross insubordination and backbiting. Police sources said at the weekend that an internal trial for the troublesome cop was set for early this week and would be presided over by a magistrate. If found guilty, a suitability board will be constituted this coming Friday, to determine…

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‘Retrench Cabinet Ministers First!’-Teachers Tell Mugabe

‘Retrench Cabinet Ministers First!’-Teachers Tell Mugabe

AS the government ponders massive retrenchments to cut its huge bill, President Robert Mugabe has been challenged to look at his costly cabinet which is said to be bigger than countries such as South Africa that have larger populations and better performing economies. Under the spotlight too, is the bill Mugabe personally loads on the overwhelmed exchequer. The Zanu PF leader has continued to spend millions of dollars travelling the world, claiming the bill is…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls On Conor McGregor To Defend The Honour Of Cecil The Lion.

Schwarzenegger took to social media to make a proposal: ‘“If you think shooting the predator on the right makes you brave; Arnie suggests getting in the Octagon with McGrego.” Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on Conor McGregor to defend the honour of Cecil the lion. There has been worldwide outcry at the news the protected animal was shot with a crossbow for sport. Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed him after paying for a hunt to…

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