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38 feared dead in flooded mine shafts

38 artisanal miners are feared dead following flooding of shafts at two mines in Battlefields near Kadoma. 34 of the miners went underground at Silver Moon Mine and another four at Cricket Mine in Muzvezve constituency last night before the mines were flooded. Police Spokesman for Mashonaland West Province, Inspector Clemence Mabweazara said civil protection teams are being activated with ...

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Votes of no confidence must stop, Zanu-PF

Zanu-PF has said votes of no confidence being initiated against some party officials have greater potential of fomenting disunity in the party and should stop forthwith. The party’s secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo said they have noted with concern the disciplinary processes being raised against party members without due process and in breach of the party Constitution. ...

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Zimra collects $516m in January

The government has realised $516 million from tax collections in January, according to official statistics from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority. The government’s capacity to fund social services, capital projects, employment costs and revival of productive sectors has also received a boost after ZIMRA surpassed the target of $456 million. While value added tax (VAT) on consumption is dominating, followed by ...

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Lumumba’s ally blasts Strive Masiyiwa’s bank

Fresh In A Box founder and William Mutumanje’s close ally Kuda Musasiwa has slammed Steward Bank and Ecocash for the transaction charges that are charged by the two entities. Steward Bank and Ecocash are owned by billionaire Strive Masiyiwa. “Steward Bank and Ecocash are evil and profiteers! 1) To check your Steward Bank or Ecocash balance they charge you on ...

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Heavy, thunderous rains expected

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned of thunderstorms and heavy rains in excess of 50 millimetres in just 24 hours in some parts of the country. In a statement the MSD said the rains may come in sharp downpours, damaging winds, lightning, and hailstorm and causing flash flooding in some areas. There are also fears that the winds could ...

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Americans call for credible political dialogue – leading to credible elections, guaranteed

“The United States calls on all sides to come together immediately in national dialogue. The dialogue process must be credible, inclusive, and mediated by a neutral third party,” said US government deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino. “In order for such a dialogue to succeed, the government of Zimbabwe should end its excessive violence and intimidation, immediately release the civil society activists ...

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Anger over Sadc, AU silence on Zimbabwe

The silence by the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) on the on-going human rights abuses in Zimbabwe has drawn widespread condemnation from critics and neutrals alike. While many were expecting the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe to feature prominently at the 32nd ordinary session of the AU held in Addis Ababa from February 10 to 13, ...

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SADC a toothless bulldog

Sadc as a regional body presiding¬† over issues of the member countries must up their game if they want to remain relevant in this new political era. It’s high time African youths come together and confront the elephant in the room. They must take charge of this organisation¬† and make it a modern one This cannot continue forever. What caused ...

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Matabeleland North govt offices to move to Lupane

The Matabeleland North government offices are finally expected to move to the provincial capital of Lupane by August this year. The offices are currently located at Mhlahlandlela Complex in Bulawayo in what has been described as having a negative impact on the development of the province as the decision makers will be far away from the community they serve. Speaking ...

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Government speaks on new Zim currency

The Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Energy Mutodi has poured cold water on revelations by former Minister of Finance Tendai Biti that Zimabbwe would be introducing a new currency this week. Mutodi accused Biti of sending false signals so as to send panic in the market. “Hon. Biti has falsely claimed that government will be introducing a ...

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