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Zimbabwe army killings probe hots up

After a near-farcical start, temperatures rose a notch up yesterday at the government’s commission of inquiry into the August 1 post-election violence – which ended up with the army killing at least six civilians – when the probe team was challenged to name the person who deployed soldiers onto the streets on that fateful day. This came as a Harare ...

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Mliswa mocks Gender Commission

FIREBRAND Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa, on Wednesday tore into the Zimbabwe Gender Commission, accusing it of being hypocritical after it failed to come to the defence of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru when she was publicly crucified by former First Lady Grace Mugabe. Grace accused Mujuru of laziness that did not befit a Vice-President in a vicious character assassination campaign at ...

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Mthuli Ncube’s 2% tax sparks confusion

There is confusion in the market over the two percent tax introduced by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube. Part of the confusion emanated from an EcoCash message sent to customers stating that whilst their mobile tariffs remain unchanged, all applicable EcoCash transactions now attract two cents government tax per every dollar effective on Friday evening. It is also reported that some ...

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Tsvangirai estate sued

The late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai’s estate has been hauled before the High Court over the late founding leader’s alleged failure to pay a man who claims to have helped the opposition leader stitch a coalition deal for the 2013 general elections. Initially, Moreprecision Muzadzi, had cited the late Tsvangirai, as one of the respondents. But in his latest application, ...

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ZCTU calls for resignation of Joram Gumbo

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union s has called on for the resignation of minister of Energy Joram Gumbo due to clandestine operations of some companies allegedly linked to him. In a tweeter ZCTU, that, “If by end of day today Minister Jorum¬† Gumbo does not resign or is not suspended pending investigation into his company’s numerous Government tenders, then the ...

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Man killed over cooking oil

The scarcity of cooking oil in the couthry has landed a Chiweshe man in hot soup after he reportedly axed another man who was holding a 2 litre bottle of cooking oil from Mbizi shop in Chiweshe after the commodity run out whilst he was still in the queue. Enock Dhombo (40) was arrested after he allegedly attempted to murder ...

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Wicknell Chivayo applies for discharge

Wicknell Chivayo has applied for discharge at the close of the state case in the matter in which he is jointly charged with Genius Kadungure for allegedly defrauding Dexter Nduna, Enoch Gatawa and Ivon Gatawa of approximately R1.6 million. The matter is being handled by Harare magistrate Mr Morgen Nemadire. Meanwhile, the trial for MDC Alliance Senator Morgen Komichi facing ...

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‘Mangudya deserves our support’

Zimbabweans must support the country’s recently announced monetary policy measures because they are “meant to preserve people’s savings at banks”, a youth empowerment activist has said. This also comes as government has somehow backed a Zanu-PF youth league’s call for punitive action against “economic saboteurs”, including currency and commodity speculators by revoking their operating licences and President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ...

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Zimra to get new board by December

A new board for the government’s taxes and revenue collection agency, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) will be appointed by December as the state seeks to increase efficiency and stamp out corruption. The dissolution of the ZIMRA board by the government earlier this month has seen the authority’s executive reporting directly to treasury. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance ...

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Mnangagwa has to deliver and, urgently too

When the new dispensation was ushered in following Robert Mugabe’s resignation last November, it rode on the narrative of restoration to win people’s hearts. True, there was need for restoration on a number of fronts starting with the political that had been poisoned by deadly factional fights that cost Zimbabwe over five years in terms of precious time. Time, energy ...

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