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Ex-CIO speaks after being kidnapped 7 soldiers – ‘We were thoroughly beaten’

A 59-year-old ex-CIO operative who was allegedly kidnapped by soldiers over a land dispute in Birkdale farm Mvurwi, has explained how he was kidnapped by the military, last Saturday. Speaking to Bulawayo24.com Matthew Dickson Zimba (59) said he was thoroughly beaten with his three workers, by seven soldiers who picked him up from his work place,  Birkdale clinic. “I have ...

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Zifa chief whip Chiyangwa donates

Philip Chiyangwa the current Zifa CEO is a co-founder of the Affirmative Action Group together with the late Peter Pamire (1962-1997), a chair of Native Africa Investments Ltd., and has served as an MP for the ZANU-PF party in Zimbabwe. Yesterday the Zifa Chief Whip donated 1338 pads at Harare City Junior Council campaign at Town House in Harare. The ...

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Import bill still relatively high

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said although there was seemingly an improvement in exports, the overall balance of payments situation remains under pressure, with foreign exchange availability to support domestic production constrained. Announcing the 2018 national budget Chinamasa said the economy’s import bill is still relatively high, with imports estimated to rise to US$6.8 billion, from US$6.4 billion in 2016. ...

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Zvorwadza to attend Zanu PF congress

The informal traders orgainisation which has been viewed as critical to Zanu PF, the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe leadership has been lined up to attend the ruling party’s National Congress this month as invited guests. Zapu Pf patriots twitted that the leader of the union Stan Zvorwadza and his three other colleagues will attend the congress. “NAVUZ leader Stan ...

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Chombo’s vast property empire under the spotlight

FORMER finance minister Ignatius Chombo amassed vast tracts of prime land across the country by grabbing the 20% commonage land which developers are mandated by the Local Government Act to reserve for the construction of government premises such as police stations, schools and offices, the Zimbabwe Independent has learnt. Local Government ministry sources this week said Chombo, who was Local ...

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Why Obert Mpofu has been retained by Mnangagwa

The logic of Obert Mpofu being retained as Minister of Home Affairs by President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been questioned by many considering numerous allegations of underhand dealings he is suspected of when he was Mines minister. MDC-T Bulawayo spokesperson Felix Sibanda said to him and some like-minded political observers and analysts have been questioning the logic of retaining the same ...

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Mudede won’t be forced to retire

Registrar General Tobaiwa Toneth Mudede will not be forced out of his job even though he has reached the compulsory age of retirement, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Petronella Kagonye told the National Assembly. Kagonye’s remarks fly in the face of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decree to permanent secretaries just after taking office that he was going to retire ...

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Zesa demands $5 million back from Wicknell Chivayo

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority Holdings (Zesa) board will meet next week to deliberate on energy contracts awarded to dodgy businessman Wicknell Chivayo (pictured) amid reports parliament will soon move a motion requesting the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to cancel energy deals that were awarded to his Intratrek company, the Zimbabwe Independent has heard. This comes at a time ZPC ...

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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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