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Armed bandits on terror spree - women targeted, raped and murdered 19 November 2018 HARARE - Law enforcement agents are on high alert following a recent spate of armed robberies and heinous rape incidents around the country — including in the capital, Harare where a gang of rogue taxi drivers is terrorising women, the Daily News can report. This comes as police in Manicaland ...
Festive season shaping up well 19 November 2018 HARARE - In a development that bodes well for the festive season, retailers say they are now operating at near full capacity after a turbulent few weeks which saw panicking Zimbabweans besieging supermarkets for basic consumer goods. The panic buying had been triggered by the government's intr...
'Businesses charging in foreign currency must pay tax in forex' 19 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) is demanding businesses that are charging in foreign currency to pay their taxes in forex. In a statement issued yesterday, the tax collector said there were a lot of businesses that are collecting foreign currency but in turn paying through RTGS...
Mliswa handed fodder to finish off Mpofu 19 November 2018 HARARE - Hwange-based Zambezi Gas, a coal mining company, has appealed to the Temba Mliswa-led parliamentary panel to intervene so that it can get its land, which was allegedly grabbed by Zanu PF administration secretary Obert Mpofu's Makomo Resources, back. Mpofu's Makomo Resources is the lar...
Rail crossing fixed after train accident 19 November 2018 HARARE - Transport and infrastructural Development ministry in conjunction with Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway (BBR) Private Limited have fixed a 50-metre stretch of the railway line that was uprooted after a collision between a freight train and a truck along the Masvingo Beitbridge highway. The...
ICZ to assist bus disaster victims 19 November 2018 HARARE - The Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ) has announced its pledge to the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Civil Protection Unit to render the necessary assistance to the Brooklyn bus disaster victims. According to a press statement, ICZ is currently working with funeral parlours to f...
High Court to rule on Ginimbi bail today 19 November 2018 HARARE - A High Court judge will issue a ruling today on an application for bail by flamboyant socialite and businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure, who is accused of prejudicing the government of $3,5 million in tax evasion. The 34-year-old gaudy businessman will know his fate today after spe...
Armed robbers sow terror in Mutare 19 November 2018 HARARE - Residents in the affluent suburbs of the border city of Mutare are living in fear amid a spate of armed robberies. The suburbs of Morningside, Greenside, Beira Corridor, Palmerston, Darlington and Borderview, all near the Mozambique border, have become hot spots for machete and axe-...
ED worry over 'gratuitous negativity' around oil find 19 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has blasted the “gratuitous negativity” which followed his announcement that Australia's Invictus Energy had found oil and gas deposits in the northern Muzarabani area of the country. But in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange, Invictus poured col...
Scrap forced parity of US dollar-bond notes: ZNCC 19 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) has asked Finance minister Mthuli Ncube to stop in the National Budget the use of bond notes and RTGS electronic balances, officially at par with the US dollar. In the parallel market, bond notes are trading at a discount vis-à-vis the ...
Millers mull dumping local manufacturers 19 November 2018 HARARE - Millers are considering dumping local producers of packaging material in favour of foreign manufacturers, after the indigenous players significantly increased their prices, with some demanding payment in US dollars. In a statement, the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), sai...
Armed bandits target women 19 November 2018 HARARE - Law enforcement agents are on high alert following a recent spate of armed robberies and heinous rape incidents around the country — including in the capital, Harare where a gang of rogue taxi drivers is terrorising women, the Daily News can report. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Chamisa, govt face-off looms 18 November 2018 HARARE - A titanic clash is looming between increasingly twitchy authorities and the MDC, over the main opposition's plans to mount a massive demonstration to protest the country's falling standards of living which it blames on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government. This comes as the...
Race to identify accident victims 18 November 2018 HARARE - Authorities are working with the National University of Science and Technology (Nust)'s Applied Genetic Testing Centre (AGTC) to try and identify deceased victims of last Thursday night's horror road accident in Gwanda who were burnt beyond recognition. AGTC director, Zephaniah Dhlami...
Women bear the brunt as Zim hits hard times again 18 November 2018 HARARE - It feels almost like 2008 all over again in Zimbabwe. In 2008, the country was embroiled in one of the worst economic hardships in history, which forced millions of people to flee to neighbouring states, including South Africa, to escape an economic meltdown which led to widespread sh...
Hwange Colliery officials snub MPs 18 November 2018 HWANGE - Members of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Mining Development were on Friday left seething with anger after Hwange Colliery administrator Bekithemba Moyo and the management committee snubbed them during a visit to the coal miner. Hwange mines coal in the northwest o...
$17m unaccounted for in Zhuwao-led Youth ministry 18 November 2018 HARARE - At least $17 million was unaccounted for by the Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment ministry, Auditor General Mildred Chiri has said. In her 2017 report, the AG said the ministry failed to appropriately account for $17 520 015 which was processed under the salary bill witho...
One year after coup d'état - dreams, aspirations of masses crushed 18 November 2018 HARARE - The coup d'état that ousted long-ruling despot Robert Mugabe last November, was a watershed moment in both the history of Zimbabwe and southern Africa. The post-coup leader Emmerson Mnangagwa was held out by many as the best hope to spearhead an economic recovery predicated on re-enga...
AG pours scorn on ministries 18 November 2018 HARARE - Ministries under President Robert Mugabe's regime blatantly violated tender procedures mostly in the purchase of motor vehicles, fuel and equipment, Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has said. This emerged in audit reports for 2017 presented in Parliament by Auditor-General Mildred Chiri....
Men join sanitary towels campaign 18 November 2018 HARARE - Sometime in 2015, Sibusiso Bhebhe, a director of a non-profit organisation boarded a commuter omnibus on his way home with an older woman. The conductor directed the older woman to sit at the back but the woman resisted, opting for a more convenient seat close to the door. “The kom...
'Aug 1 victims feared seeking help from State hospitals' 18 November 2018 HARARE - John Muza* left home on August 1 to purchase a new laptop in Harare's CBD after saving for more than six months. It was a poignant moment for him as a disc jockey (DJ) at a night club. Muza would finally get his long-cherished laptop, an important piece of gear in the modern DJ's a...
MDC plans 'mother of all demonstrations' 18 November 2018 HARARE - A titanic clash is looming between increasingly twitchy authorities and the MDC, over the main opposition’s plans to mount a massive demonstration to protest the country’s falling standards of living which it blames on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government. [Adz] [GoogleA...
Stony ED warns defiant Chamisa 17 November 2018 HARARE - An unmoved President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday insisted opposition leader Nelson Chamisa must appear before the commission of inquiry investigating the deadly August 1 shootings, which left at least six civilians dead in Harare. Mnangagwa's warning came as Chamisa had suggested o...
Another horror bus disaster hits Zim 17 November 2018 HARARE - In yet another tragic and horror road accident, 42 people were burnt beyond recognition on Thursday evening, while 26 others were seriously injured when the bus they were travelling in caught fire and exploded near West Nicholson. It is suspected that the tragedy was caused by a leaki...
End sanctions on Zim, Ramaphosa tells EU 17 November 2018 HARARE - South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, pictured, has called on the European Union (EU) to remove sanctions on members of Zimbabwe's ruling elite and said the country has turned a “wonderful corner”. The EU maintains a travel and economic embargo on several Zanu PF officials, top mil...