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Govt in bond notes U-turn 19 September 2018 HARARE - Both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and new Finance minister Mthuli Ncube have ruled out the immediate return of the decommissioned Zimbabwe dollar — saying the country will for now continue to use bond notes and the multiple currency system until the local economy stabilises. This come...
Motorists to pay more in toll fees 19 September 2018 HARARE - Hard-pressed motorists will have to dig deeper into their depleted pockets for toll fees, after the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) announced yesterday that it was increasing the number of tollgates on the country's highways. This comes as Parliament released a damning...
MPs walk out of Parly in ED protest 19 September 2018 HARARE - There are fears of a “complete breakdown” in relations between the ruling Zanu PF and the MDC as opposition legislators launched a campaign of parliamentary guerrilla tactics to cause maximum disruption to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's State opening of Parliament yesterday. Thabitha ...
ED retains colonial bling for Parly State opening 19 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday presided over the State Opening of Parliament in an event full of pageantry, royal stagecraft and tradition — the kind that deposed former dictator Robert Mugabe did best. Just like his predecessor, Mnangagwa presented a fascinating or rather mad...
Chamisa turns down Parly invite 19 September 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa turned down an invitation to attend the official opening of Parliament presided over by President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday. Chamisa had been invited to attend the State opening of Parliament by the clerk of Parliament but opted not to go. The MDC leade...
Chivayo's graft trial deferred 19 September 2018 HARARE - The trial of jet setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo yesterday failed to kick-off because the presiding magistrate was unavailable. Chivayo and his company Intratek Zimbabwe (Private) Limited are charged with fraud, money laundering and contravening two sections of the Exchang...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Unresolved past haunts Byo 19 September 2018 BULAWAYO - For the past few weeks, the second largest city has been on the spotlight with the mayoral election taking centre stage. Residents gained interest in the election process as they argued that they did not want to be led by someone who is not of Ndebele origin. So bold were their stat...
Ex-Finance minister sued over land levy 19 September 2018 HARARE - Mazowe Rural District Council has dragged ex-Finance minister Christopher Kuruneri to court for failing to pay over $20 000 for land development levy. According to court papers, the Mazowe Rural District Council is the applicant, while Kuruneri and Gomorenzou Estate are the first and ...
Electoral Court defers ruling on Nduna's Chegutu West win 19 September 2018 HARARE - The verdict in the Electoral Court challenge to newly-sworn-in legislator Dexter Nduna (Zanu PF) accused by MDC Alliance rival Gift Konjana of stealing the Chegutu West National Assembly seat was postponed to Monday. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) had initially announced Ndun...
Government to upgrade worn out sewer systems 19 September 2018 HARARE - The government of Zimbabwe has pledged to upgrade the sewer and reticulation systems as a measure to curb the spread of cholera which has so far claimed at least 30 lives. Speaking during an update of the Cabinet's sitting, which is now scheduled to take place weekly, minister of Info...
Puzey and Payne set to lose property 19 September 2018 HARARE - Motor vehicle spares and maintenance firm Puzey and Payne is set to lose one of its properties over an undisclosed debt with NMB Bank. The firm will lose 3 368 square metres of land situated in Manresa, Chikurubi Township. The property will be auctioned by Hammer and Tongues Real Esta...
Four private firms seek Zera licensing 19 September 2018 HARARE - Four privately-owned entities have approached the Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority (Zera) seeking electricity generation licences. When licensed, the entities will construct, own, operate and maintain the proposed solar systems. In a notice issued in the press yesterday, the re...
'Demonstrators' to appear in court on October 9 19 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance election agents, vendors and ordinary people who are alleged to have demonstrated against Zec over the delay in release of presidential election results have had their trial date set for October 9. Among those set to appear in the trial are former Harare South legislator ...
ED rules out Zim dollar return, for now 19 September 2018 HARARE - Both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and new Finance minister Mthuli Ncube have ruled out the immediate return of the decommissioned Zimbabwe dollar — saying the country will for now continue to use bond notes and the multiple currency system until the local economy stabilises. [GoogleAd...
MDC plans to embarrass ED 18 September 2018 HARARE - Opposition legislators are planning to humiliate President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he presents his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Parliament today — as the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance continues to refuse to accept his July 30 poll victory. This comes as opposition MPs also ...
ED probe faces court challenge 18 September 2018 HARARE - A woman who lost her brother when members of the army opened fire, killing at least six people during a violent demo in Harare last month has approached the High Court seeking to nullify the subsequent Commission of Inquiry set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate the distur...
Outrage over govt spending 18 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed outrage over the government's poor planning and unnecessary expenditure at the expense of preventing medieval diseases like cholera, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 30 people. Government has since declared a state-of-emergency after the outbre...
Zanu PF hijacks women's bank 18 September 2018 HARARE - There are fears that Zanu PF is hijacking the Zimbabwe Women's Microfinance Bank (ZWMB), after several women were recently turned away from a meeting which took place at a Bulawayo hotel on the basis that they were not card-carrying ruling party members. The Daily News is reliably inf...
Murder plot 'prophet' tries to silence victim 18 September 2018 HARARE - A self-styled  prophet, who was early this year slapped with a 20-year jail term for rape, allegedly tried to kill a man he suspected of nailing him during his trial, then later offered him a car, money and residential stand to silence him from reporting the attempted murder, a court hea...
Nyagura's trial in false start 18 September 2018 HARARE - Suspended University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura's trial was yesterday deferred to October 22, pending the outcome of his Constitutional Court (Con-Court) application for stay of prosecution. Nyagura stands accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly corruptly ...
Warrant of arrest for Ginimbi 18 September 2018 HARARE - A warrant of arrest has been issued against businessman Genius Kadungure after he failed to pitch for his fraud trial yesterday. Kadungure is jointly charged with Wicknell Chivayo on two counts of fraud dating back to 2012. The businessman was said to be out of the country. His est...
MDC weighs option to contest Mutoko North by-election 18 September 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC, which alleged electoral fraud in the July 30 general election, said yesterday it would consult its rank-and-file membership over a decision to contest in the upcoming Mutoko North by-elections, the latest twist in a long-running election dispute. This comes...
Mining prospectors hail Mnangagwa 18 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prospectors Association (ZPA) has hailed President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Mines ministry for agreeing to incorporate their demands in the Mines and Minerals Bill. The Bill had been sent to the president as amended by the National Assembly. The ZPA said they were happy ...
Grain millers struggle to repay debt 18 September 2018 HARARE - Already feeling the pinch from slowing economic growth, the grain milling industry is  finding it increasingly hard to get hold of foreign currency due to central bank restrictions and may struggle to repay their debts to wheat, rice and salt foreign suppliers. The grain milling indus...
Zanu PF expels 'rogue' party member 18 September 2018 MUTARE - The ruling Zanu PF has expelled Talent Kadzima who stood as an independent candidate in the Nyanga South National Assembly elections. Kadzima, defied the party and stood as an independent candidate after she lost the primaries to Supa Mandiwanzira, the former Information Communication...