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Mutare Seeks To Borrow Despite Ballooning Debt

MUTARE- Council is seeking authority to borrow $158 million towards capital projects, despite a ballooning debt amounting to $ 500 million as ratepayers continue to default in settlement of bills, it has emerged. In a notice the City stated that it resolved ‘in its Special Council Meeting held on the 27th of January 2021 to […]

Zanu-PF Leaders To Get Sinopharm Vaccine

Senior Zanu-PF members will undergo public Sinopharm vaccination in an effort to boost public confidence in the highly controversial vaccine. Sinopharm has received widespread condemnation as it has not been passed by the World Health Organisation after its mandatory third clinical trial. Zimbabwe received 200 000 doses of the vaccine as a donation from the […]

Hindu Temples Reopening In Harare

Two Hindu temples in Harare (Zimbabwe), run by The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which have been closed for few months due to COVID-19, are opening again on March three with various protocols.   The temperature of each person entering the premises of the Hindoo Society will be taken and hands will be sanitized at the entrance. […]

Group Appeals For Judgement In MDC Duo’s Murder Case

A solidarity movement in support of incarcerated MDC activists, Last Maengahama and Tungamirai Madzokere  has appealed to Chief Justice Luke Malaba to bring finality into the matter involving the two who have been in prison since their arrest in 2011 on allegations of murdering a police officer. Maengehama and Madzokere together with Yvonne Musarurwa were […]

Teachers Push For Wage Review Ahead Of Schools Reopening

Teachers continue to push for a review of their salaries ahead of reopening of a new school term citing incapacitation to execute their duties. Government this week announced the school calendar with examination classes scheduled to open on the 15th of March followed by the rest on the 22nd of the same month. However, due […]

MDC Alliance Condemns Chilonga Evictions

The MDC Alliance has condemned the latest eviction of Chilonga villagers in Chiredzi by the Government to pave way for a ten thousand hectare Lucerne grass project by a local company. Last Friday the Government announced that the land shall be set aside for the purpose of lucerne production. In a statement, MDC Alliance Secretary […]

Fastjet Introduces Flexi-Go

Commercial airline, Fastjet, Wednesday introduced new travel flexibility options under the “Flexi-Go” banner, which will apply to all fare types across its domestic and international network. In a statement, Fastjet said the introduction of this new product reaffirms the value of airline’s commitment to all customers in providing more flexibility when managing their travel plans […]

Small Scale Miners Wary of Proposed Mining Affairs Board

MUTARE– An association of small scale miners led by the vocal Blessing Togarepi has described as an unnecessary bottleneck, the proposed amendments to the Mines bill which seeks to grant the Mining Affairs board power to issue mining licenses. With the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill going through Parliament for deliberation, the Artisanal and Small […]

Ministerial Powers To Grant Tax Incentives Prone To Abuse: ZELA

MUTARE– The granting of tax exemptions to Great Dyke Investment (GDI) reflects unlimited ministerial powers which can be abused if there are no ‘clear and published guidelines’ on the granting of tax incentives, a local environmental lobby group has said. In an analysis of the tax exemption policy, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) said […]

Ship Out, Teachers Tell Mthuli Ncube, Mavhima

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union (ARTUZ) has told finance minister Professor Mthuli Ncube and Public Service counterpart Professor Paul Mavhima to address the civil servants salary issue before schools open. Posting on social media, ARTUZ welcomed the announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on re-opening of schools. “The instruction from President Mnangagwa was loud and clear. Schools […]