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Makarau forced to resign from ZEC

ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has signalled her intention to resign as head of the electoral body, a few months before crucial general elections whose credibility will determine whether the country ends 20 years of international isolation. According to sources at Zec, Makarau, who was appointed by former president Robert Mugabe last year, has written to other ...

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Chombo suffered from ‘mob rule’

Former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a plethora of charges, ranging from fraud, criminal abuse of office and corruption, was yesterday released on $5 000 bail by High Court judge Justice Edith Mushore. As part of his stringent bail conditions, Chombo was ordered to surrender his passport, report at Marlborough Police Station three times a day, not to ...

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Mugabe’s skeletons tumble out of the closet

FORMER president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are leasing out land they controversially seized from Interfresh Holdings Ltd’s Mazoe citrus estate a few years ago to local businessman Hamish Rudland, exposing their counterproductive posturing and double standards while still in power, investigations show. The seizure of Interfresh’s citrus estate, the group’s prime land asset, by Grace, blocked external lines ...

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Biti blasts reintroduction of ZimDollar idea

Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said the opposition MDC alliance will offer it’s alternative policy vision and critique of 2018 budget today. “The MDC ALLIANCE will offer its alternative policy vision and critique of the 2018 Budget at 11am, on 8 December 2017 at Harvest House 44 Nelson Mandela Avenue Harare All are welcome,” said Biti. Biti also took ...

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Kwese TV, Local content producers speak

MUTARE – Local content producers, videographers and musicians have lauded, satellite television, Kwese TV which recently began airing in Zimbabwe. A snap survey conducted by this writer in the eastern border city reveals that Kwese TV is expected to provide a platform for content creators who have been affected by piracy. Local content producer Kamo Phuti told this writer that ...

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Spelling error angers Mnangagwa

Barely a fortnight after executing a smooth transfer of power in a soft, smart rebellion whose sophistication earned them global acclaim, the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) embarrassingly unveiled a plaque with a misspelt name of the country etched onto expensive granite. Instead of the correct spelling, Zimbabwe, the plaque had the inscription “Zimbawe” with the letter “b” missing. The humiliating ...

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Zimbabwe opposition ganging up against Mnangagwa

After being snubbed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he appointed his Cabinet, opposition parties are now ganging up against the new Zanu-PF leader who has indicated that the country would go for elections in seven months’ time. Amid indications that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai turned down overtures to join Mnangagwa’s Cabinet, the Coalition Democrats (Code) has assigned Zapu leader Dumiso ...

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Zimbabwe to have its own currency

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s top priority is to ensure Zimbabwe has its own currency so as to stimulate economic growth and build investor confidence in the country, an official has said. According to NewZimbabwe.com , special Advisor to the President, Chris Mutsvangwa, said this on Tuesday during a meet the people rally to introduce his wife Monica Mutsvangwa as new Minister ...

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New Zimbabwe Airforce boss named

Air Vice Marshal Shebba Shumbayaonda has replaced Perrance Shiri as Air Force boss on an acting basis, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said at the unveiling of the name change of KG VI to Josiah MagamaTongogara barracks in Harare yesterday. Shiri is now Lands minister in President Mnangagwa’s new Cabinet sworn in on Monday. A former Air Commodore, Shumbayaonda was promoted to ...

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UPDATED: 3-hour gunfight at Chihuri’s house

A rogue policeman guarding Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner-General Dr Augustine Chihuri’s house in Borrowdale, Harare, yesterday morning ran amok after his bid to loot property from the premises was foiled. Police sources said Dr Chihuri’s gardener saw the suspect stealing household property and alerted an officer who had come to the house for a routine inspection at around 9.45am. The ...

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