Tag Archives: 03 July 2014

Punishment?

via Punishment? | The Zimbabwean 02 July 2014 by Jera If he wants names of senior government officials involved in scandals we can give them to him: Frederick Shava, Goodwills Masimirembwa, Munyaradzi Kereke, Christopher Chigumba and his nephew Temba Mliswa. Frederick Shava is now our envoy to China, which is his punishment for the Willowvale… Read More »

Artisanal mining: A continued environmental menace

via Artisanal mining: A continued environmental menace 2 July 2014 by Proceed Manatsa Artisanal (informal) mining has become a way of life for many Zimbabweans these days. Given the escalating rate of unemployment, many Zimbabweans who have not been fortunate to secure jobs have turned to illegal mining as a survival strategy. While this author… Read More »

Human rights defender threatens legal action over demolished houses

via Human rights defender threatens legal action over demolished houses – NewsDay Zimbabwe 2 July 2014 by Obey Manayiti A LOCAL human rights defender, ZimRights, has threatened to take legal action against a Buhera village headman and law-enforcement agents who last week demolished 28 homesteads in Chief Mafusire area accusing the villagers of being illegal… Read More »

MPs get $35 000 all-terrain vehicles in $11 million govt scheme

via MPs get $35 000 all-terrain vehicles in $11 million govt scheme 2 July 2014 by Staff Reporter LEGISLATORS have begun taking delivery of the all-terrain Ford Ranger vehicles under an $11 million vehicle purchase scheme financed by the government. The legislators started receiving their new wheels worth about $35 000 each last week from… Read More »

The Zimbabwean | Zimbabwe News

via The Zimbabwean | Zimbabwe News. 02 July 2014 by Tawanda Majoni The police, through their hapless spin-doctor Charity Charamba, recently reacted angrily to a call by Gershom Pasi, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) boss, to surrender to Treasury the money raised from road blocks. Pasi had claimed in Parliament that the police were raking… Read More »

Indigenisation discord puts investors off

via Indigenisation discord puts investors off 01 July 2014 by Business Reporter THE Government must be clear on its indigenisation laws and policy as the on-going policy discord is affecting efforts to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), parliament was told this week. Appearing before a parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs, Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) officials… Read More »

‘Following the rot’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 28th June 2014

via ‘Following the rot’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary 29 June 2014 by Administrator  Extroverts in tight dresses and bouffant wigs tottering along the Strand in high heels: it was Gay Pride Day in London  and we at the Vigil had a grandstand view of the mad parade.   Mugabe would have loved it. He is… Read More »

$144m loan abuse probe complete, Hre

via $144m loan abuse probe complete, Hre 01 July 2014 INVESTIGATIONS into allegations of abuse of  part of the $144 million loan sourced from China to rehabilitate water infrastructure have been completed by a team of consultants, Harare City Council mayor Bernard Manyenyeni said on Tuesday. In May, Manyenyeni said the council had spent $8… Read More »

Whites anti-sanctions group backs EU

via Whites anti-sanctions group backs EU 01 July 2014 by Staff Reporter AN all-white lobby group calling itself Whites Against Sanctions, which was formed early this year, has endorsed the European Union’s (EU) evolving policies towards Zimbabwe. The EU imposed sanctions against Harare more than a decade ago, accusing President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu… Read More »

Lawyer denies ‘Baba Jukwa’ arrest in SA

via Lawyer denies ‘Baba Jukwa’ arrest in SA ” Nehanda Radio 01 July  2014 Zimbabwean journalist Mxolisi Ncube was not arrested in South Africa in connection with the ongoing hunt for mystery Facebook blogger Baba Jukwa according to his Harare based lawyer Obert Gutu. A report in the NewsDay newspaper on Tuesday had suggested that… Read More »

China shopping junket MPs rescued

via China shopping junket MPs rescued 01 July 2014 by Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’S legislators regularly plead poverty, claiming they cannot effectively discharge constituency duties or attend Parliament because the cash-strapped government has not been paying their allowances. But this week it was revealed that 27 of the huge lot were stranded in China after straying… Read More »

Army General sues Govt

via Army General sues Govt | The Herald 2 July 2014 by Peter Matambanadzo Five beneficiaries of conservancies in the Save Valley Conservancy in Chiredzi, among them a top army officer and Zanu-PF heavyweights, have taken Government to the High Court demanding to be issued with hunting permits for the 2014 season. The permits enable… Read More »

12 tourists injured in Vic Falls

via 12 tourists injured in Vic Falls | The Herald 2 July 2014 At least 12 tourists escaped with minor injuries in Victoria Falls yesterday after a National Railways of Zimbabwe goods train rammed a tram late in the afternoon. NRZ public relations manager Fanuel Masikati confirmed the accident, but said details were still sketchy.… Read More »

Finance minister looks to patch up Zimbabwe

via Finance minister looks to patch up Zimbabwe | The Herald 2 July 2014 Zimbabwe’s economy is on the verge of recession, with low consumer demand and a liquidity crunch putting its businesses under strain. Against this backdrop, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa tells Paul Wallace how he has started to rebuild ties with multilateral lenders… Read More »

ZIA to improve FDI stats

via ZIA to improve FDI stats | The Herald 2 July 2014 by Conrad Mwanawashe Government and its technical partners have established a technical team to collect Foreign Direct Investment statistics in the country, an official has said. The Zimbabwe Investment Authority chief executive officer Mr Richard Mbaiwa told the portfolio committee of Foreign Affairs… Read More »

Mismanagement, mega-salaries at Town House – Harare mayor

via Mismanagement, mega-salaries at Town House – Harare mayor 2 July 2, 2014 by Moses Matenga HARARE mayor Bernard Manyenyeni yesterday lamented the state of affairs at Town House, saying besides gross mismanagement of public resources, the council’s top executives were still taking home their mega salaries of around $20 000 in defiance of a… Read More »

Meikles posts $37m profit

via Meikles posts $37m profit | The Herald 2 July 2014 by Business Reporter Listed diversified group, Meikles Limited posted an after tax profit of $37,1 million for the full year to March 2014 from $6,5 million the prior year largely due to a huge jump in non-trading income. Non-trading income for the period rose… Read More »

Children at mercy of climate change

via Children at mercy of climate change | The Herald 2 July 2014 by Amy Wickham Upon being asked during a recent survey of young people on whether or not she understood what climate change meant, a 16-year-old girl from Chimanimani in Manicaland, remarked: “There are strong winds which at times blow off roofs from… Read More »

State files response to Kudzayi’s bail application

via State files response to Kudzayi’s bail application | The Herald 2 July 2014 by Fidelis Munyoro The State yesterday filed its response to a bail application by Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi, who is accused of attempting to subvert a constitutionally-elected Government and undermining the President’s authority. Edmund’s bail application will be heard tomorrow… Read More »

At least 50 Zim journalists gay, claim

via At least 50 Zim journalists gay, claim 01 July 2014 by Staff Reporter ZIMBABWEAN journalists regularly report President Robert Mugabe’s all too frequent rants against homosexuality, but little is said of the 50 or so members of the local press pack who are gay and silently suffering victimisation in the country’s newsrooms. Harare-based tabloid… Read More »

Pilot strips naked at Harare Airport

via SAA FLIGHT DELAYED FOR 5 HOURS AS . . . Pilot strips naked at Harare Airport | The Herald 2 July 2014 by Zvamaida Murwira A South African Airways pilot was arrested yesterday after he caused a scene when he stripped to his undergarment at the Harare International Airport protesting security procedures by authorities.… Read More »

Zimbabwe expecting 3300MT of sugar beans

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Zimbabwe expecting 3300MT of sugar beans 01 July 2014 by Portia Sigauke Harare – Zimbabwe is projecting to produce 3300 metric tonnes of sugar beans this year following an increased number of small holder communal farmers taking up the crop which has ready markets, an official has said.Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union… Read More »

Lack of integrity, skill haunting ZimAsset’s agriculture ‘cluster’?

via Lack of integrity, skill haunting ZimAsset’s agriculture ‘cluster’? 2 July  2014 by Tapiwa Nyandoro Painona “The farmer that we now have is not the same as we had before. [When may I ask?] The challenge with the new farmer is that of integrity”, said Cotton Company of Zimbabwe – Cottco – Managing Director Collins… Read More »

Industry seeks improved environment for better fortunes

via Industry seeks improved environment for better fortunes 2 July 2014 by Business Reporter THE manufacturing industry is suffering from depressed demand on the domestic market and looks up to improvement of the business environment for better fortunes. The sector has been hit by depressed consumer demand with the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) projecting… Read More »

Tobacco growers want say in decision-making processes

via Tobacco growers want say in decision-making processes 2 July 2014 by Tarisai Mandizha THE International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) says the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) should not exclude tobacco growers in key decisions-making processes as the body fights the proposed ban on the growing of the golden leaf.… Read More »

Empowerment projects continue to falter Live

via Empowerment projects continue to falter – DailyNews 1 July 2014 by Conrad Nyamutata LONDON – Zimbabwe’s economic revolution — encapsulating the transfer of land and business ownership to blacks and the empowerment of communities — has been plagued by a plethora of problems. First was land redistribution. But after about 14 years since the agrarian… Read More »

No going back on smart meters, says Mavhaire

via No going back on smart meters,says Mavhaire | The Herald 1 July 2014 by Felex Share Herald Reporter GOVERNMENT says there is no going back on plans to switch from prepaid meters to smart units as it moves in to curb the circumvention of the electricity billing system by consumers. Energy and Power Development… Read More »

Six radio licence applicants pull out

via Six radio licence applicants pull out | The Herald 1 July 2014 SIX applicants out of 18 shortlisted for radio licences have pulled out of the race after failing to pay the $7 500 statutory public inquiry fees on time or for other reasons, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) said last week. BAZ… Read More »

‘Set up commodity exchange’

via ‘Set up commodity exchange’ | The Herald 1 July  2014 THE Zimbabwe Government should expedite the operationalisation of the commodity exchange which was first mooted in the early 1990s with the aim of providing an orderly and transparent platform for marketing agricultural products. A commodity exchange facilitates the orderly trading of any agricultural product… Read More »