Monthly Archives: February 2014

Headline news Saturday 1 March, 2014

Clerk of Parliament blocking debate on salarygate EU slammed for ‘forsaking’ democratic hopes of Zimbabweans Zanu-PF MPs face the failing state #mugabe celebrations: A show of opulence, praise-singing SA President Zuma to attend #mugabe wedding Ministers bankroll #mugabe son-in-law bachelor’s

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Clerk of Parliament blocking debate on salarygate

via Clerk of Parliament blocking debate on salarygate | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Friday, February 28, 2014 Long serving clerk of Parliament, Austin Zvoma is reportedly frustrating attempts by parliamentarians from both sides of the House from debating the

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EU slammed for ‘forsaking’ democratic hopes of Zimbabweans

via EU slammed for ‘forsaking’ democratic hopes of Zimbabweans | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Friday, February 28, 2014 The European Union (EU) has this week been further criticised for its decision to ease targeted restrictions against key members of

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Zanu-PF MPs face the failing state

via Zanu-PF MPs face the failing state | Mail & Guardian 28 FEB 2014 by Takudzwa Munyaka Some Zimbabwean parliamentarians are being unusually critical about their own government’s failures. Parliamentary committees are doing something Zimbabwean officials rarely do – criticising the government

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#mugabe celebrations: A show of opulence, praise-singing

via Mugabe birthday celebrations: A show of opulence, praise-singing – The Zimbabwe Independent February 28, 2014 by Owen Gagare and Elias Mambo THOUSANDS of people — certainly not 45 000 as claimed by the master of ceremonies — thronged Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera last

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SA President Zuma to attend #mugabe wedding

via SA President Zuma to attend Mugabe wedding | SW Radio Africa by Nomalanga Moyo on Friday, February 28, 2014 South African President Jacob Zuma will be one of several regional leaders attending Bona Mugabe’s wedding on Saturday, his office has confirmed.

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Ministers bankroll #mugabe son-in-law bachelor’s party

via Ministers bankroll Mugabe son-in-law bachelor’s party – DailyNews Live by Fungi Kwaramba  28 FEBRUARY 2014 Simba Chikore, President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, was on Wednesday treated to a five-star bachelor’s party by ministers loyal to the 90-year-old strongman. The guests, who included

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Why prefer Singaporean surgeons, Cde President? Muckraker

via Why prefer Singaporean surgeons, Cde President? – The Zimbabwe Independent February 28, 2014 by Muckraker Congratulatory messages came pouring in last week for President Robert Mugabe’s 90th birthday. This is as it should be — 90 is a ripe old age.

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Militarisation, mismanagement, corruption destroy parastatals

via Militarisation, mismanagement, corruption destroy parastatals – The Zimbabwe Independent February 28, 2014 by Herbert Moyo GOVERNMENT’S sustained and systematic militarisation of parastatals and public enterprises as well as local authorities has contributed a great deal in breeding a culture of patronage, corruption

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‘Ignore these satanic verses’ – Dube

via ‘Ignore these satanic verses’ — Dube – The Zimbabwe Independent February 28, 2014 by Kudzai Kuwaza FORMER Premier Medical Aid Society (Psmas) CEO Cuthbert Dube says allegations of abuse of public funds at the society and illegal approval of suspended ZBC boss

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Cheap imports: ‘Protectionism not the solution’

via Cheap imports: ‘Protectionism not the solution’ – The Zimbabwe Independent February 28, 2014 by Kudzai Kuwaza WHILE Zimbabwe’s adoption of the multi-currency regime in 2009 reversed the record hyperinflation that had rendered the local currency useless and brought a modicum of economic

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Zimbabwe parks the bus on Great Limpopo Transfrontier deal

via Zimbabwe parks the bus on transfrontier deal | Mail & Guardian 28 FEB 2014 by Regerai Pepukai Land invaders are keeping the state from going ahead with a potentially lucrative transfrontier deal with South Africa and Mozambique. Zimbabwe risks exclusion from

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Zim and Botswana: A tale of two nations

via Zim and Botswana: A tale of two nations – The Zimbabwe Independent February 28, 2014 by Kevin Bloom WHEN measured against the performance of President Ian Khama of Botswana, the dismal governance record of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe should come as no

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ZRP set to digitalise all roadblocks

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | ZRP set to digitalise all roadblocks by Thandeka Moyo 28 February 2014 Zimbabwe Republic Police is set to digitalise all roadblocks and traffic lights as a way of curbing corruption, the Minister of Home Affairs, Kembo Mohadi, said yesterday.

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Hunting revenues seen growing by 30pct on Botswana ban

via Hunting revenues seen growing by 30pct on Botswana ban | The Source  February 28, 2014 Safari operators in Zimbabwe are predicting an increase of between 20-30 percent in revenue during this year’s trophy hunting season after Botswana banned the practice citing

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