Tag Archives: 13 May 2014

Dubai finally pays out Zimbabwe’s diamond revenues

via Dubai finally pays out Zim diamond revenues | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Monday, May 12, 2014 A Dubai based company that facilitated a ‘test’ auction of Zimbabwe’s diamonds last month has finally started paying out the money earned from the sale, days after Zimbabwe’s government branded the test a failure. Almost 400, 000… Read More »

Zimbabwe firms opt for contract mining amid money challenges

via Zim firms opt for contract mining amid money challenges by  CAJ News Monday, 12 May 2014 RIO Zim, the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) listed firm, is seeking companies to carry out contract mining at its Cam and Motor mine in Mashonaland West. It is the latest company in Zimbabwe to consider contracting mining services as they battle… Read More »

Zimbabwe’s tobacco sector dominated by ‘contract’ farmers

via Zim tobacco sector dominated by ‘contract’ farmers | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Monday, May 12, 2014 A new report by the state’s Sunday Mail has indicated that the majority of the country’s tobacco sector is now almost dominated by ‘contract’ farmers. Contract farming in Zimbabwe’s tobacco sector has seen many foreign groups like… Read More »

CMED ignored tender procedures in $3 million fuel scam

via CMED ignored tender procedures in $3 million fuel scam, Parly told | The Source on May 12, 2014 Government transport operator, the Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED) did not follow tender procedures when it awarded a $3 million fuel tender to a local company in a botched deal last year, Parliament heard on Monday. CMED on… Read More »

Mineral sales drive export earnings – ZIA

via Mineral sales drive export earnings – ZIA | The Source May 12, 2014 Zimbabwe’s export earnings rose to $354 million for the four months to April compared to $46,8 million recorded in the same period last year, driven by mineral sales, according to figures from the Zimbabwe Investment Authority. Mining accounted for nearly $345 million of… Read More »

Muchinguri exposes Zanu-PF infighting

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Muchinguri exposes Zanu-PF infighting 12 May 2014 ZANU-PF women’s league chairperson Oppah Muchinguri has castigated rival party factions saying they have resorted to unilaterally firing officials or seeking the services of traditional healers in their quest to land top posts at the upcoming elective congress in December. Speaking at a provincial inter-district conference… Read More »

Former envoy sues ZANU PF writer for $200,000

via Former envoy sues ZANU PF writer for $200,000 | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Monday, May 12, 2014 Australian-based ZANU PF writer Reason Wafawarova could be forced to pay as much as $200,000 in damages for claiming that a former Zimbabwean envoy to that country stripped in front of embassy staff. Former ambassador Jacqueline… Read More »

Makoni urges opposition to reconcile

via Makoni urges opposition to reconcile | The Zimbabwean by Sofia Mapuranga 12.05.14 Opposition political party leaders should do away with the ‘big man syndrome’ and unify towards the development of Zimbabwe, says Mavambo/ Kusile/ Dawn leader, Simba Makoni. In an exclusive interview with The Zimbabwean, Makoni said there was need for the two warring factions within the… Read More »

Coalitions fail to unseat #mugabe

via Coalitions fail to unseat Mugabe – DailyNews Live by Maxwell Sibanda  12 MAY 2014 Coalitions formed to unseat President Robert Mugabe since independence have failed as political leaders fight for positions. Attempts by the MDC, Zapu, Zanu Ndonga and Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn to form a coalition against Zanu PF have in the past failed amid accusations and counter… Read More »

#mugabe risks military revolt – Tsvangirai

via Mugabe risks military revolt- Tsvangirai May 12, 2014 by Moses Matenga NewsDay MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday watched helplessly as party members openly traded factional insults in his face and threatened to disrupt his campaign rally in Norton, 40km west of Harare. The drama started when members of the Chitungwiza youth assembly and other supporters booed… Read More »

Unfettered press vital for democracy

via Unfettered press vital for democracy 11/05/2014 by Learnmore Zuze NewZimbabwe “It is disheartening, in light of the clear provisions of the new constitution, to see the continued criminalization of journalism.” IN one of his analytical interludes, India’s founding charismatic leader Mahatma Gandhi wrote that it is almost impossible to foster common values or unite a nation without some… Read More »

Mutasa criticised over comments on journalists

via Mutasa criticised over comments on journalists | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Monday, May 12, 2014 Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa has come under a bombardment of criticism for his suggestion that ZANU PF wants to come up with laws that criminalize the discussion of President Robert Mugabe’s succession publicly and in the media.… Read More »

Banned World Press Freedom Day march: new date planned

via Banned march: Govt, scribes plan new date 11/05/2014 NewZimbabwe GOVERNMENT, through its Information ministry, has invited media stakeholders to a meeting which is intended to agree on a new date for the holding of the abandoned World Press Freedom Day march. Last week, police in Harare blocked journalists from marching through the capital’s central business district… Read More »

Marange Trust farce: Saviour summoned

via Marange Trust farce: Saviour summoned 11/05/2014 NewZimbabwe Saviour Kasukuwere has been summoned by Parliament’s indigenisation committee to explain his role in the botched Marange-Zimunya share ownership trust. A schedule of Parliament meetings for this week indicates Kasukuwere will appear before the Justice Madyajena chaired committee this Thursday. Kasukuwere, now environment minister, is being accused of deliberately… Read More »

Let’s utilise diasporan skills | The Herald

via Let’s utilise diasporan skills | The Herald May 12, 2014 by Vandudzai Zirebwa A recent analysis by some leading authors on human capital in Africa ranks Zimbabwe among the countries that have the sharpest brains on the continent. But the report also says the country has failed to take advantage of the skills in ways that unlock… Read More »