Zipra scavenge at Ngozi mine, in a free Zimbabwe yet others build 52 – bedroomed houses-‘Its painful. Ah! Zwakaoma’-Joice Mujuru

Zipra scavenge at Ngozi mine,  in a  free Zimbabwe yet others build 52 – bedroomed houses-‘Its painful. Ah! Zwakaoma’-Joice Mujuru

Following the blocking of a Zim People First address set for Ntabazinduna by Zimbabwe republic Police (ZRP),  on Saturday, the Zim People First interim leader, Zimbabwe’s fired vice president , former Zanu PF Joice Mujuru travelled to Gwanda, where she told supporters that she was shocked by what she witnessed in Bulawayo. She was addressing Zim People First supporters at Gwanda’s Pelandaba stadium.  Mujuru said that on Friday she had taken the opportunity to visit …

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Former CIO/ Zanu PF legislator, now Zimbabwe People First Margret Dongo, warns, divided opposition cannot dislodge Zanu PF

  Opposition parties should forget dislodged Zanu PF from power if they go for 2018 elections divided, former Zanu PF legislator Margret Dongo has warned. Below is part of her conversation with the Standard STANDARD: Do you think opposition parties have a chance of dislodging Mugabe and Zanu PF in the 2018 elections? Margret Dongo: I agree that the opposition side of the politics in this country, if left to go into an election separately,…

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IMPACT of Zimbabwe’s’ disastrous, white commercial farmer evictions on dairy

IMPACT of Zimbabwe’s’ disastrous, white commercial farmer evictions on dairy

  At independance in 1980, Zimbabwe’s annual milk production was 150 million litres, growing steadily to 256 million litres by 1990 before spiralling down to a mere 36 million litres by 2009 when the lawless, murderous, white farmer evictions from commercial farms, collapsed a vibrant Agricultural system, that at one time was the ‘bread basket of Africa’ feeding the continent but is now just a pale shadow of its former glory, a ‘basket case’ for…

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Pentecoastal Churches install Point of Sale machines for tithes as a way of countering cash shortages in Zimbabwe

Pentecoastal Churches install Point of Sale machines for tithes as a way of countering cash shortages in Zimbabwe

  PENTECOSTAL churches have installed Point of Sale machines at their premises to allow congregants to pay their tithes, offerings and settle other church-related services using plastic money as a way of countering cash shortages. Traditionally congregants have been paying tithes using cash. In Christianity, a tithe is one-tenth of someone’s earnings which goes to support the church and their leaders, mostly pastors. Church leaders told Sunday News that they have installed the POS machines…

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Zimbabwe government starts large scale civil service restructuring based on Malaysia’s restructuring

Zimbabwe government starts large scale civil service restructuring  based on Malaysia’s restructuring

Zimbabwe government has embarked on a large scale civil service restructuring exercise shaped  on Malaysia’s restructuring. Malaysia is a country whose civil service restructuring is ‘said’ to have been effective, based on its Blue Ocean Strategy on Public Service Delivery Transformation. With the Zimbabwe’s Treasury registering approximately 97 percent of Government revenue going out to civil service wages  ultimately losing millions of dollars  in civil service wages. At least 25, 000 civil service posts will effectively be shed by the broke, overwhelmed Zanu pf regime based…

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Plumtree man, raped and deflowered his girlfriend’s ‘deaf-mute’ 13-year daughter

Plumtree man, raped and deflowered his girlfriend’s ‘deaf-mute’ 13-year daughter

  A MAN from Plumtree who allegedly deflowered his girlfriend’s 13-year-old deaf and dumb daughter, was sold out by bruises on his sexual organ. A court heard how the man attacked the minor when her mother left the two sleeping in the same room at around 4AM as she went outside for morning prayers in February this year. Phumuzani Moyo (35) pleaded not guilty to a rape charge when he appeared before Bulawayo Regional magistrate…

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‘ Govt to cut pay, trim civil service by 25000 and suspend bonuses for two years’-Patrick Chinamasa

‘ Govt to cut pay, trim civil service by 25000 and suspend bonuses for two years’-Patrick Chinamasa

AS part of bold measures to reverse an unsustainable consumptive position, Government has embarked on a civil service restructuring exercise which includes a reduction in employment numbers by 25 000, a cut on salaries and allowances and foregoing of bonuses for two years. Government will also rationalise the number of embassies and consulates, review class travel arrangements of all officials including ministers, parliamentarians, independent commissions and authorities andState enterprises’ officials and a reduction in foreign…

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Choppies shareholders VP Mphoko’s family , open Motovac spares in Bulawayo with co-owners, Botswana-based Patel family

  REGIONAL automotive spare parts retailer, Motovac Group, which opened its doors for business in Bulawayo yesterday, plans to open another branch in Harare by September next year.   The new business is co-owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s family and the Botswana-based Patel family. The Mphoko family is a key shareholder in a regional supermarket chain, Choppies Enterprises, which has about 30 branches across the country. Partner and Choppies Zimbabwe director, Mr Siqokoqela Mphoko,…

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POLICE block Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru from holding a rally in Ntabazinduna in Matabeleland North

POLICE block  Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru from holding a rally in Ntabazinduna in Matabeleland North

  POLICE yesterday blocked Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru from holding a rally in Ntabazinduna in Matabeleland North, with the Bulawayo High Court failing to handle the opposition party’s urgent chamber application seeking a reversal of the ban. Thousands of ZimPF supporters, who braved the searing heat, had already gathered awaiting results of the court application, but riot police closed off the venue. ZimPF had notified the police on September 3 about the…

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‘Mugabe says he has run out of patience and will deal decisively with, Tsvangirai , pressure groups and other opposition parties’.

‘Mugabe says he has run out of patience  and will  deal  decisively with, Tsvangirai , pressure groups and other opposition parties’.

  President Robert Mugabe yesterday said he was fast running out of patience with MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai and other opposition parties and pressure groups protesting against his government, threatening to deal with them decisively. Addressing his party’s central committee, Mugabe said Tsvangirai and his supporters were playing a “very dangerous game” and his government would not fold its arms while violence scaled up across the country in the name of electoral reform protests. Mugabe…

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