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ED urged to hike public sector salaries 14 January 2019 HARARE - A Zimbabwean businessman has urged government to raise wages in a bid to prevent the meagre income of public sector workers becoming a source of anger for citizens. In a letter to President Emmerson Mnangagwa seen by the Daily News, businessman Frank Buyanga said the hike will preempt...
Bulawayo grinds to a halt 14 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Anti-riot police here had to be called to disperse hundreds of disgruntled protesters who heeded calls for a national shutdown protest against deepening economic crisis in the country. The protest was mooted by local activists and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) after P...
War veterans threaten businesses against price hikes 14 January 2019 HARARE - War veterans have threatened to "deal" with business people who are they alleged were making massive profits through “unjustifiable” increase of prices. This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa more than doubled the price of fuel, with the sharp hike triggering a wave of price in...
ED hikes fuel prices 13 January 2019 HARARE - In a panicky move which analysts described as an act of desperation — and which economic experts said would not resolve the country's debilitating fuel shortages — President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government sharply and immediately increased the prices of fuel last night. As a result, a...
Mugabe's ex-aide spills the beans 13 January 2019 HARARE - A former aide of ousted president Robert Mugabe has spilled the beans from his foreign base, saying Zanu PF has serious divisions that do not always play out in public. Lawrence Kamwi, who served as head of former first lady Grace Mugabe's office and principal private secretary to the...
'ED should act or Zim will burst' 13 January 2019 HARARE - Having started the year engulfed with a myriad of problems — from fuel shortages, soaring prices of goods and services, shortages of drugs to labour disputes — the Daily News on Sunday's Assistant Editor Maxwell Sibanda sought comments from a number of analysts just to find from them whe...
Call for media reforms intensify 13 January 2019 HARARE - Media practitioners in the country have high hopes for this year including the licensing of genuine community radio stations, among other reforms targeting the sector. At the heart of media reforms should be the uncompromised position that the media has a utility value in enhancing ci...
I wanted to be a soldier: Khupe 13 January 2019 HARARE - Our Staff Writer Tendayi Madhomu sits down for a wide-ranging interview with MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe. Find below excerpts of the interview. Q: Who is Thokozani Khupe; where and when was she born? A: Thokozani Khupe was born on November 18, 1963 at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. ...
MDC meets over economic crisis 13 January 2019 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC will this week meet to discuss the way forward on how to put more pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to solve the current economic crisis. MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday that Chamisa will deliver an address on the...
ZCTU gives govt 7-day altimatum 13 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is stepping up threats to lead a national strike, pressing for United States dollar (USD) wages. The warning follows massive price hikes that have affected almost every basic commodity, worsening the plight of the already struggling workers...
CVR grapples with number plates shortages 13 January 2019 HARARE - The Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) is grappling with a shortage of number plates following a delayed shipment that was expected to arrive mid-December. Last year, the CVR through the ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development placed an order for 400 000 blank plates from Ge...
'Utilise anticorruption courts' 13 January 2019 HARARE - The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has bemoaned the "underutilisation" of special anti-corruption courts especially in the prosecution of high-profile white-collar crimes. The special anti- corruption courts were set up by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in March last year in an ...
Ex-ally urges Mujuru to join MDC 13 January 2019 HARARE - Former vice president Joice Mujuru’s ex-ally Kudakwashe Bhasikiti has called on the National People’s Party (NPP) president to dissolve her party and join the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC. Bhasikiti is a former member of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), which was led by Mujuru, before she l...
Zimbabwe facing foreign currency shortages, not fuel: ED 13 January 2019 HARARE - Our News Editor Gift Phiri sits down for a wide-ranging interview with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba about the stuttering economy and what government is doing to address the worsening crisis. Find below excerpts of the interview.  Q: President Mnangagw...
Use dollarised taxes to pay civil servants 13 January 2019 HARARE - Government must stop using foreign currency (forex) to finance lifestyles for elites and instead use dollarised taxes to pay civil servants in United States dollars, an official from Zimbabwe’s largest opposition party has said. MDC spokesman Jacob Mafume said Finance minister Mthuli ...
Majongwe regrets November coup 13 January 2019 HARARE - Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Raymond Majongwe regrets the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe in a November 2017 soft coup. He posted on social media how regretful citizens had become about the military-led change of government in November 2017 befo...
Zim's inflation among the highest 13 January 2019 HARARE - Less than a decade after hyperinflation wiped pensions and savings, Zimbabwe is hogging the limelight for the wrong reasons once again. The southern African nation has been named among nations with the world's highest inflation rates. Steve Hanke, an economics professor at Johns Ho...
Harare may run out of water 13 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, could run out of water by 2045 as the city's main water reservoir faces a serious siltation threat, said a professor of environmental studies at the University of Zimbabwe Christopher Magadza. With increasingly prolonged droughts worsening the water shortag...
Govt hikes fuel prices 13 January 2019 HARARE - In a panicky move which analysts described as an act of desperation - and which economic experts said would not resolve the country's debilitating fuel shortages - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government sharply and immediately increased the prices of fuel last night.   [Adz] [G...
MDC in fix over MPs luxury cars 12 January 2019 HARARE - As Treasury prepares to splurge millions of scarce United States dollars on luxury utility vehicles (SUVs) for legislators serving in the ninth Parliament, MDC representatives and their leader Nelson Chamisa, are in a quandary as to what to do — after their Zanu PF counterparts recently ...
Commuters feel the pinch as fares shoot up again 12 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabweans are facing more travelling chaos and heartache after both commuter omnibus and bus operators once again hiked their fares sharply, due to the country's worsening fuel crisis. This comes as most filling stations are increasingly charging petrol and diesel in United States d...
Ex-minister pushes for Zimdollar 12 January 2019 HARARE - Former deputy Finance minister Terence Mukupe, said without reintroducing local currency and having a serious reengagement with the United States of America (USA) the country will continue to suffer. Posting on his Twitter account, Mukupe said the authorities must make bold decisions ...
13 netted in ZRP dragnet 12 January 2019 HARARE - Thirteen individuals, including a reverend at Zaoga Forward in Faith Mission, were arraigned before the courts yesterday for allegedly pelting a police car with stones. Blessing Mwale, Sakina Masaraure, Thulani Mpofu, Raymond Maratu, Tawanda Murerekwa, Benedict Gova, Liberty Mutasa, T...
Mwonzora up for negligent driving 12 January 2019 HARARE - MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has been arraigned in court on allegations of negligent driving after he bumped into another motor vehicle. Mwonzora appeared before Harare magistrate Richard Ramabao facing three counts of failing to insure and license a motor vehicle and neglig...
Ex-Harare town clerk trial date set 12 January 2019 HARARE - The State has set February 11 as the trial date for former Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi. Mahachi is facing charges of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly corruptly contracted a “Ukrainian” company to undertake the $80 million Airport Road rehabilitation project. The Sta...
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