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Mnangagwa’s advisors clash over EcoCash

One of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s advisors and National Business Council of Zimbabwe executive chair Keith Guzah has given EcoCash CEO Natalie Jabangwe a 48-hour ultimatum to bring to task the unscrupulous extortionists charging a 60% premium for cash on Ecocash. Jabangwe and Guzah are both part of the 24 members of the Presidential Advisory Committee that was appointed by Mnangagwa ...

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NRZ to bring 100,000 tons of maize from Tanzania

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) will transport 100,000 tons of corn from Tanzania as the country seeks to overcome a severe shortage of the staple due to drought and floods from a cyclone. “The first batch of delivery we will be bringing 17,000 tons,” NRZ spokesman Nyasha Maravanyika said by phone from Bulawayo, about 430 kilometers (267 miles) southwest ...

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Zimbabwe to set up billion dollar oil, gas refinery

A US$1 billion oil and gas refinery is to be set up in Zimbabwe to complement Government’s efforts in finding a long-term solution to high fuel prices, ballooning fuel bill and shortages. Zueth Petroleum Oil Refinery, which will be situated close to the Muzarabani oil project site, is expected to refine about 2.1 million litres of Petrol a day and ...

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6 traditional questions stalling Mugabe’s burial

Traditional chiefs in Zimbabwe are demanding that the body of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe be buried according to spiritual traditions. Those requests have been part of a dispute over the final burial of Mugabe, who died on September 6 almost two years after a coup ended his increasingly autocratic 37-year rule. He died during a medical trip to Singapore ...

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MIssing Zimbabwe doctor found alive

A Bulawayo doctor has said he got contacted by someone saying they had seen missing Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting chairperson Dr Peter Mugobeyi who was abducted almost a week ago. Dr Solwayo Ngwenya, a clinical director at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo, posted on Twitter saying a “disoriented” Mugobeyi was seen looking for transport to Harare. “Someone called to say ...

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‘Blanket ban on demos, unconstitutional’

A blanket ban on demonstrations violates citizens’ rights to protest as provided for in the Constitution of Zimbabwe, a lawyer has said. Esau Mandipa, a legal practitioner and law lecturer at Midlands State University says there is a need to balance law and order to allow people to exercise their constitutional rights. Mandipa noted that political parties, unions and individuals ...

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Grace Mugabe to make a graceful exit from politics?

The future of former First Lady, Grace Mugabe, who arguably created more enemies than friends during her husband’s last days in office, now hangs in the balance. The demise of the former president, Robert Mugabe, the man from whom Grace drew power and protection, leaves his wife now exposed. Grace, who during the greater part of husband’s presidency had been ...

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Chombo’s health deteriorates, denied passport to seek medical attention in abroad

FORMER Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo yesterday said his health was deteriorating and needed urgent medical attention abroad, but a Harare magistrate again denied him his passport to enable him to travel. Chombo, who was represented by Lovemore Madhuku and Tungamirai Muganhiri, submitted before magistrate Francis Mapfumo that he needed to go to South Africa for medical attention. The former Zanu-PF ...

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When a government starts abducting its own doctors…

While the President of the Republic is busy trying to be endorsed by a dead man called Robert Mugabe, all the country’s referral hospitals are without doctors, after the Doctors Association called for a massive stay away in protest of its abducted union leader Dr Magombeyi last Saturday. Mnangagwa’s government tried to ignore it but latter pressed the panic button ...

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5 ‘armed robbers’ arrested

POLICE in Bulawayo arrested five suspected armed robbers a day after a dramatic high speed chase in which four of the suspects dumped their vehicle and eluded detectives on foot. The four allegedly spent the night in Kwekwe and were arrested at the house of one of the suspects’ girlfriends in Nkulumane suburb when they returned to Bulawayo the following ...

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