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Headline news 20 September, 2014

Zim to open world class medicines quality control lab Zanu (PF) will abandon chiefs after Mugabe HIT, Zimra in tax wrangle over donated equipment Bicycle programme gets girls back into school Zim seeks timber export market Zanu PF’s Georgias loses

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Zanu (PF) will abandon chiefs after Mugabe

via Zanu (PF) will abandon chiefs after Mugabe | The Zimbabwean 17 September 2014 by Brenna Matendere Only President Robert Mugabe now has chiefs at heart and traditional leaders are fearful the party will abandon them once he leaves office,

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HIT, Zimra in tax wrangle over donated equipment

via HIT, Zimra in tax wrangle over donated equipment | The Zimbabwean 17 September 2014 by Kenneth Matimaire The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) has been subjected to serious challenges at the hands of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority demanding “gift-taxes”

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Bicycle programme gets girls back into school

via Bicycle programme gets girls back into school | The Zimbabwean 17 September 2014 by Pamenus Tuso Binga district has witnessed an increase in the number of girls who are now attending school following the provision of bicycles by World

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Zim seeks timber export market

via Zim seeks timber export market | The Zimbabwean 17 September 2014 by Kenneth Matimaire Allied Timbers chief executive Joseph Kanyekanye says the country needs to expand its export market as the sector is producing more than the local market

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Zanu PF’s Georgias loses sanctions case

via Zanu PF’s Georgias loses sanctions case 18/09/2014 THE European Union’s General Court on Thursday rejected claims for damages brought by former junior minister, Aguy Georgias, who was claiming six million euros against the bloc after he was thrown out

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Storm over $218m Net-One China loan

via Storm over $218m Net-One China loan 18/09/2014 PARLIAMENT has approved a $218 million Chinese loan deal for a Net-One expansion project with MPs however, calling for a radical managerial shake-up at the company to ensure the money is not

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Bickering Zanu PF mutes all but Gumbo

via Bickering Zanu PF mutes all but Gumbo 18/09/2014 THE ruling Zanu PF party on Thursday issued a gag order against all its members barring them from speaking to the media as the party moved to control a fierce battle

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Cops torture suspect to death

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Cops torture suspect to death 19 September 2014 Three Harare police officers allegedly took turns to brutally assault a suspect who had allegedly broken into the house of one of the officers, until he died. Chikena

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‘Bulawayo will never die,’ says Mugabe

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | ‘Bulawayo will never die,’ says Mugabe 19 September 2014 by Farirai Machivenyika President Mugabe yesterday said Bulawayo was chosen to host the forthcoming 6th edition of the African Union Sports Council Region 5 under 20 Youth

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Deaths in police custody raise concern

via Deaths in police custody raise concern – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 18, 2014 THE Law Society of Zimbabwe has expressed concern at disturbing reports of deaths of people in police custody and assaults of accused persons. President of the Law

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‘Engage religious sects in health programmes’

via ‘Engage religious sects in health programmes’ – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 19, 2014 THE Sadc Parliamentary Forum committee on sexual reproductive health rights wants traditional healers and religious groups to end the practice of stopping their followers from taking life-saving

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Accusations, counter accusations at AirZim fraud trial

via Accusations, counter accusations at AirZim fraud trial – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 19, 2014 FORMER Air Zimbabwe board chairperson Jonathan Kadzura yesterday said the board recommended an audit that unearthed the scam in which the airline’s bosses allegedly swindled the

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Violence, social inequalities force women out of politics

via Violence, social inequalities force women out of politics – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 19, 2014 POLITICAL violence which affected the country in 2008 and stigma attached to women has contributed to Zimbabwe’s failure to meet the Sadc 50% quota for

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Holland takes over MDC renewal team leadership

via Holland takes over MDC renewal team leadership – DailyNews Live 17 September 2014 by Lloyd Mbiba HARARE – Senator Sekai Holland has been officially appointed the MDC renewal team’s interim president. Previously led by Tendai Biti, the MDC’s former

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