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Govt moves to contain road carnage 15 December 2018 HARARE - Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza is in the process of engaging his Home Affairs counterpart with a view of coming up “with robust and cooperative measures to reduce carnage on Zimbabwe's roads this festive season”.  This also comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa has given suppor...
Court orders EgyptAir to pay Rainbow Tourism Group $20 000 boarding debt 15 December 2018 HARARE - The High Court has ordered EgyptAir Holdings to settle a debt of over $20 000 owed to Rainbow Tourism Group Limited for its hotel and hospitality services rendered to the airline's guests. This comes as the airline failed to clear the US$20 434 balance after the five-star Rainbow Hote...
Govt compensates Mukoko over torture 15 December 2018 HARARE - Government has paid $150 000 in compensation to prominent rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko, tortured by State agents in 2008 over trumped-up terrorism charges. The settlement, the first of its kind on such a scale paid by government to a victim of torture, follows years of legal proce...
ED instructs aides, Zanu PF to focus on stemming economic rot 15 December 2018 ESIGODINI - With Zimbabwe's economy continuing to tank — and long-suffering citizens now desperate for some respite — President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday told thousands of Zanu PF delegates gathered in Esigodini for the party's annual conference that their focus must be solely on coming up wit...
ED fumes over R5 million bribe 14 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, blew his gasket on Wednesday and put his ministers on notice, after he received damaging reports that some of them were demanding bribes from investors to facilitate meetings with him and deputy president Constantino Chiwenga. So rampant was the corruptio...
Zanu PF conference gets underway 14 December 2018 GWANDA - Thousands of Zanu PF officials have descended on the sleepy town of Gwanda for the ruling party annual conference to be held at Mzingwane High School in Esigodini. All roads leading to the venue of the conference were festooned with police road blocks and check points as the security ...
MDC national council to decide Mudzuri fate 14 December 2018 HARARE - The MDC will decide at a special meeting tomorrow the fate of vice president Elias Mudzuri, who is under mounting pressure to step down. The meeting of the national council, which has the power to demand that the Harvard-trained engineer step down, raises the prospect of a decisive sh...
Chivayo wins $25m ZPC case, court says Intratrek contract valid 14 December 2018 HARARE - Intratrek Zimbabwe has won a $25 million lawsuit against the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) and in which High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi has also ruled that the contract between the Zesa subsidiary, and Wicknell Chivayo's firm was still valid, and binding. This comes as the flamboyant ...
Zim businessman Buyanga petitions UN over Security Council 14 December 2018 HARARE - Businessman Frank Buyanga has called on the United Nations (UN) - and greater western world - to give Zimbabwe a chance, and due recognition in global politics, as it was on a solid path to reform. The private initiative not only comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has ...
Govt fails to pay for wheat, bread shortages to intensify 14 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's major wheat supplier has threatened to cut supplies due to non-payment, the Daily News can report. The cash-strapped government is reportedly failing to pay Holbund Limited, one of the few remaining companies that is still supplying wheat to the landlocked nation. In a l...
Striking doctors dig in 14 December 2018 HARARE - Government has ordered striking medical doctors to return to work, rejecting demands for salaries in US dollars, with the workers' union also becoming inflexible in their negotiations.  Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo said government has ruled out doctors' demand to be pai...
Four RBZ executives absolved of wrongdoing 14 December 2018 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) yesterday cleared four senior executives of any wrongdoing following their suspension on allegations of corruption and illegal foreign currency dealings. Their precautionary suspension was done after rabblerousing influence- peddler, William Gerald M...
Fuel dealer invites service station partners 14 December 2018 HARARE - Genesis Energy Private Limited is seeking to expand its operations locally and has invited business proposals from entrepreneurs wishing to partner with the company as dealers. This is in line with the company's vision to become a key player in the fuel and retail market and to expand...
Potraz sets up temporary licensing office in Kariba 14 December 2018 HARARE - Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) will be opening a licensing office at Kariba Post Office this month. In a statement, Potraz urged those with boats and walkie talkie radios to renew their licences between December 10 and 18. “Potraz advises re...
Cabinet ministers demand cash from investors 14 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, blew his gasket on Wednesday and put his ministers on notice, after he received damaging reports that some of them were demanding bribes from investors to facilitate meetings with him and deputy president Constantino Chiwenga.  
Zanu PF sweats over ED's safety 13 December 2018 HARARE - As the Zanu PF conference gets off in earnest in Esigodini today, security agents are stressing over the safety of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his top aides — as the ruling party converges there for its annual end of year get-together, the Daily News can report. This comes as inv...
Daily News, Fingaz eclipse rivals again 13 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's two most iconic newspaper brands — the Daily News and the Financial Gazette — continue to outshine their competition in their respective market segments. This is according to the latest report — for the second half of 2018 — of the independent Zimbabwe All Media Products Su...
Bigwigs queueing for fuel: Gumbo 13 December 2018 HARARE - Government bigwigs are also queueing for fuel, Energy and Power Development minister Joram Gumbo has claimed, rejecting accusations that there was lethargy to address the fuel shortages because the top officials were not affected. As fuel shortages have worsened with long winding queu...
Only council can issue land 13 December 2018 HARARE - City Council (HCC) will not entertain individuals or groupings such as housing cooperatives and pay schemes claiming to have identified or discovered open land in the city. “People should not buy land from anyone who does not have proof of ownership in the form of a title deed. The ci...
Mnangagwa rules out GNU 13 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday ruled out any prospects of having a Government of National Unity (GNU) with the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC. This comes a few days after the country's biggest opposition party said it was not desperate for the pact but that it is Zanu PF which wants t...
Biti's bail conditions relaxed 13 December 2018 HARARE - MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti yesterday successfully applied for the alteration of his bail conditions, and was granted his passport. Biti is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act after he allegedly made unofficial or false declaration of poll results for the ...
Kasukuwere trial set at Dec 19 13 December 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Savior Kasukuwere yesterday filed another application seeking postponement of his trial pending the outcome of his High Court appeal.  Kasukuwere is facing three charges of criminal abuse of office and another of violating the Procurement Act. The allegation...
Pambuka, Maziwisa freed on bail pending appeal 13 December 2018 HARARE - Former Highfield Zanu PF MP Psychology Maziwisa and television personality Oscar Pambuka were yesterday granted bail pending appeal by a Harare magistrate. Maziwisa and Pambuka had been sentenced to 30 months each in jail last Thursday after they were convicted of defrauding the Zimba...
Sanyangore faces civil imprisonment over $12 000 debt 13 December 2018 HARARE - Victory World International Ministries leader Paul Sanyangore, has been asked to prove he has means to pay before he is sent to civil prison for failing to pay $12 000 owed to Viewsat Limited. The prophet has been issued with summons of civil imprisonment over the $12 733 after he ref...
Three-tier tree-planting for Mutare 13 December 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council is set to enjoy a three-tier tree-planting campaign set to boost the eastern border city's tree density. Mutare mayor Blessing Tandi recently launched the MDC Alliance's democracy tree-planting programme, which saw 1 000 trees being planted in Chikanga and Dangamvu...
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