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Zimbabweans in diaspora make Zimbabwe a cemetery

When people left Zimbabwe for the UK their minds were clouded by the idea of getting rich. Most had believed that they would work for six months and buy a Kombie , then go back home. Nobody had plans to stay forever. The situation was made worse by those who travelled earlier, they gave a very wrong picture of the ...

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‘Re-electing Mugabe means electing Grace’

Political commentator Pedzisai Ruhanya has warned citizens that re-electing President Robert Mugabe as a leader of Zanu-PF or of government is the same as electing his wife Grace. Zanu PF has since endorsed Mugabe as its sole presidential candidate for 2018. “To all you Zimbabweans especially Zanu PF supporters; re-electing President Mugabe in both party and state means electing Grace ...

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Mugabe leaves for South Africa, Grace Mugabe remains behind

The President Robert Mugabe has left Harare for Pretoria to attend the second South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-national Commission which begins in the South African capital tomorrow. President Mugabe was seen-off at the Harare International Airport by the two Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, several cabinet ministers, service chiefs and senior government officials. Zimbabwe and South Africa share bilateral relations ...

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Mbofana, stop being coy, what ‘large number’ we need to win since 73% was not good enough

When I was a student, I was an activity member of this political group. I soon resigned because the group was stuck on one subject; what languages should be used during the discussions. The group had members from different tribes in Zimbabwe and many, like me, could not speak and understand more than one local language. We all could speak ...

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Violent protests, a cause for concern

I was really troubled by violent protests which occurred in Harare’s Central Business District (CBD) last Friday, 29 September 2017, where members of a social movement, #Tajamuka which is led by Promise Mkwananzi attacked vehicles, buildings and some innocent citizens who were going about their business in town. In as much as protesting is a democratic right in Zimbabwe, #Tajamuka ...

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Fastjet welcomes Zimbabwe Open Skies

Bulawayo – Low-cost airline fastjet has welcomed the statement by Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the honourable Mr Patrick Chinamasa that Zimbabwe is opening its skies to “any airline that wants to fly as many times as possible.” The opening of Zimbabwe’s skies positions the country as a leading nation in the early implementation of the African Union’s Yamoussoukro ...

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Late voter mobilisation affects registration

Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) chairperson Andrew Makoni says voter registration mobilisation and awareness should have started well before the BVR process kicked off as many people are still unaware of the exercise’s processes. “In an ideal situation what should start first is voter awareness, that did not happen, and many people were unaware of these processes. “The early birds ...

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Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African Countries

LOME, Togo – Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers. The strategic tie-up signals interoperability on a cross border level – and potentially huge gains – as it affords consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone to directly access the funds in their bank accounts to pay person-to-merchant (P2M) or ...

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Kasukuwere nullifies Masvingo suspensions

Zanu-PF national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, has reversed the suspension of four senior party officials in Masvingo province, as deadly factional wars rage in the volatile south-eastern region. The four, Mutero Masanganise (provincial secretary for gender), Gutu South MP Tichazorwa Madondo, Teddy Muzoroza (provincial secretary for legal affairs) and a Mazorodze (provincial deputy commissar) were suspended at the Zanu-PF Masvingo ...

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Zimbabweans struggle to cope with their unusual English names in the UK

Zimbabweans in the UK have a torrid time with their names. Most people have got English names given to them by their parents. Probably our parents saw a notice on an electric pole which says danger, and then they name their child Danger. They never thought for a moment that they will travel abroad and have problems in sorting out ...

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