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‘Chamisa an illegitimate leader,’ says Zanu PF

MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa and his national executive needed to go through Zanu PF’s Herbert Chitepo School of Ideology for them to learn how to run a political party, ruling party deputy youth league leader Lewis Matutu said yesterday. Matutu told journalists at a press briefing that Chamisa had been fanning violence at his rallies by feeding youths with alcohol ...

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Telcos, banks profit from cash shortages

When Kenya initiated the mobile money revolution through M-Pesa a decade ago, few gave it a chance of success. But then it did succeed, and phenomenally so. Spurred on by that success, South Africa’s Vodacom launched its version of M-Pesa in 2010 but it flopped and was scrapped only two years later. Locally, NetOne led the way with its One ...

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Chiwenga lampoons Jonathan Moyo

VICE president Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to ignore social media attacks on the government, dismissing the critics as “mad men and juveniles”. Although he did not mention him by name, Chiwenga was likely referring to former higher education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo who has repeatedly used Twitter to criticise the new Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government. Moyo is now in exile ...

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‘Investors should not expect much from Mnangagwa’

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “dead bureaucracy” could stifle his vision and economic resuscitation programmes, opposition MDC-T national executive member Tapiwa Mashakada has said. Mashakada, in a statement yesterday, said investors should not expect much from Mnangagwa’s “recycled and dead administration”, which could not easily adopt to change. “The President’s Office is full of deadwood. It is full of people who cannot ...

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Chihuri shouldn’t behave like a fugitive

The whereabouts of former Zimbabwe Republic Police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri have remained a mystery after he twice failed to appear before the parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy. When he appeared before the committee on Mines and Energy, his successor Godwin Matanga said they could not locate him. Chihuri has since failed to appear before the committee which ...

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Govt restructures Zinara

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has put plans in motion to restructure the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) as a way of making the parastatal more effective and reduce corruption. Over the past few years Zinara has been under fire from various stakeholders in the economy over its failure to upgrade roads in many parts of the country despite the fact ...

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Nurses embark on countrywide strike

In a move that is set to bring the public health sector to a standstill, thousands of nurses across the country will begin their strike today after they failed to reach an agreement with the government on their demands for a pay hike and improved working conditions. The nurses strike follows an equally crippling industrial action by public sector doctors ...

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Drama, chaotic scenes at Rufaro

Dynamos¬† 1 – 1 Yadah Stars DYNAMOS games are never short of drama these days and yesterday they scrapped a point in an incident-filled Castle Lager Premiership match against Yadah Stars that saw supporters and players scampering for cover at half-time after police accidentally discharged a teargas canister. There was also “a moment of madness” which saw the visitors’ captain ...

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Chiwenga instigated cancelation of Beitbridge-Harare highway tender

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to cancel Geiger International contract to dualise the Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu highway was instigated by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s “serious protestations” over delays on the $2 billion project. The development also comes as Transport minister Jorum Gumbo – has come under fire for his shoddy handling of affairs under his portfolio while analysts say the latest events point ...

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Zimbabwe Airways saga deepens

In a dramatic development which further shines the spotlight on Zimbabwe Airways – an opaque new airline which was suspected to have close links with former president Robert Mugabe’s family – the government said yesterday that it owned the controversial airline which has acquired four wide-bodied planes from Malaysia. The surprising claim contradicts Transport minister Joram Gumbo who has consistently ...

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