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Zimbabwe needs answers on China trip expenses

LAST week, pictures of some Cabinet ministers and President Emmerson Mnangagwa and their supposed children in China emerged, raising questions on what their offspring was doing on a government trip. The government is yet to issue any statement about what happened on that trip, but from the look of things, the government officials were accompanied by the children, raising the ...

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Mnangagwa to trim Cabinet

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured) has warned he might soon be forced to trim his Cabinet, revamp various government departments and appoint powerful executives to run parastatals to improve service delivery and drive his “Zimbabwe is open for business” mantra. Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, disclosed his boss’ new thrust in a lengthy article published in the State-run weekly Sunday Mail, titled ...

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23 bused MDC-T supporters injured in Filabusi accident

Twenty three MDC-T supporters from Masvingo were on Saturday injured in an accident in Filabusi while travelling back home from an MDC Alliance rally that was held in Bulawayo earlier in the day. The driver of the kombi lost control of the vehicle while allegedly trying to avoid a cow on the road along the Bulawayo-Zvishavane Highway in Filabusi. The ...

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Mnangagwa attaches company’s property

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa last week caused the attachment of various oil-processing equipment owned by Kwekwe-based firm, Sherwood Nursuries, over an outstanding $18 000 debt for soyabeans supplied by the Head of State in 2014. According to court documents, Sherwood Nursuries received 36 247 tonnes of soyabeans valued at $18 485,67 from Mnangagwa’s farm, Pircabe Enterprises, but failed to pay up. ...

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Chamisa rose to MDC presidency on a tribal card

May I join in the debate around Joshua Nkomo, Khupe, Chamisa, Welshman, Mtambara etc etc. Apparently I happen to have worked under JN and with the rest in my political career. Without taking a neutral position in the discourse my experiences with all the persons mentioned above are as diverse as a double rainbow colors. Some bitter-sweet experiences in the ...

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Mujuru makes significant inroads in Mash West

WAR veterans in Mashonaland West have called on the Zanu-PF provincial leadership to “ring-fence” the ruling party’s parliamentary seats amid reports that former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s National People Party (NPP) and other opposition parties had made significant inroads into the province. The call was made by provincial war veterans leader, Cornelius Muhoni during a consultative meeting in Karoi last week. ...

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Chihuri, Mohadi face grilling over missing $15 billion

FIREWORKS are expected in Parliament today, when Vice-President Kembo Mohadi, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa and former police boss, Augustine Chihuri face grilling from the Temba Mliswa-led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy over the missing $15 billion diamond revenue. The committee has summoned Mohadi, who is the former Home Affairs and State Security minister, Chinamasa, Chihuri, current Police Commissioner-General ...

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Chamisa splurges $50,000 to bus supporters

MDC-T shelled out more than $50 000 to hire buses to transport party supporters to an MDC-Alliance rally held at White City Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday as part of an elaborate scheme to inflate their leader Mr Nelson Chamisa’s “political stock”, MDC-T’s former spokesman Mr Obert Gutu has said. It is believed the MDC Alliance has been recycling the ...

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Delayed polls dates compromise credibility

For some time now, the buzz word has been Zimbabwe is holding watershed elections this year yet despite this excitement, no one knows actually when. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is by law empowered to proclaim the election dates and until he does so, civic groups, opposition parties and by extension, the national election management body – the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) ...

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Zimbabwe soccer games now available in sports betting

The Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League (PSL) which has been for a long time been absent from the betting options has recently been added to the betting list in local and South African soccer shops. PSL communications officer Kudzai Bare confirmed that they were aware of the development. “We are aware that our league has been added to the betting list. ...

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